As U.S. COVID-19 deaths exceed 200,000, we talk with two African professionals about:
- The state of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the African community along with the state of health and healthcare in general, for African people in the U.S. and around the world.
- What African people can do to guard against infection by the virus and what we can do if we do become infected.
- Strategies for African communities to take charge of our own overall health and well-being.
Dr. Aisha Fields is a physicist who became the International Director of the All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2007.
As the group’s Director, Dr. Aisha is responsible for coordinating African community-led health care, agricultural and educational programs throughout the U.S., on the continent of Africa, and in African communities world-wide.
They’ve built clean water systems, vocational and nursery schools, community farms, maternity centers and a variety of youth and adult educational programs.
They also established the Project Black Ankh to provide African community-based disaster relief, responding to hurricanes in Texas, Ebola in Sierra Leone and now, COVID-19 worldwide.
Dr. Loretta King is a family nurse practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Chatham University.
With more than 30 years of nursing experience, Dr. King has worked in Emergency care, ICU, Dialysis, Women’s Health and Primary Care.
She’s a recipient of the 2005 Houston Salute to Nurses award.
Today, Dr. King is a member of the Project Black Ankh Medical Advisory Team and serves as the Project’s lead Medical Provider.