The Podcast Series

The Podcast Series, seeks to provide a platform for South African and international researchers, advocates, and thought leaders to engage in thought-provoking conversations on COVID-19, science, and a wide range of other related issues that will be of interest to a diverse audience. The podcast aims to ask good questions, provide accurate information, make connections between different regions of the world, and highlight how interconnected we are in terms of our challenges and solutions.

Date: December 14, 2020


Volunteering to be a part of history – Meet three COVID-19 vaccine trial participants

In November 2020, less than a year after SARS-CoV-2 was identified and named, the world received optimistic news about several COVID-19 vaccines that showed impressive efficacy in fighting infection and severe disease.

Date: November 9, 2020


South Africa Launches new COVID-19 Vaccine


In this episode of COVID19 CONVERSATIONS – The Podcast Series, we talk to Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, Chief Research Officer of the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation in Cape Town. Professor Bekker is currently serving as Co-Chair of the South African arm…

Date: October 5, 2020


Ethics in Public Health Emergencies – Focus on COVID-19

In this first episode of COVID19 CONVERSATIONS – The Podcast Series, we talk about the role of ethics in COVID-19 Research, the role of communities where research is happening and the ethical responsibilities of scientists and researchers conducting clinical trials across the globe.