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"Pambazuko" a radio series to discuss health and human rights

Since February, a new radio series entitled "Pambazuko" has taken the airwaves in the eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo. Produced by Population Media Center (PMC), with support from the network of the Hirondelle Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Global Affairs Canada, UNICEF, DKT International, UNAIDS, the US Embassy, ​​the Segal Family Foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute, this series aims to change behaviors towards human rights and health issues.

Using radio to eradicate polio

In an article published on BBC Media Action's blog, Hodan Ibrahim, Senior Researcher BBC Media Action Somali, discuss one programme set up to help Internally Displaced People (IDP); Dhibcaha Nolosha.

Meaning “Drops for life”, this programme is a weekly radio drama followed by a discussion aiming to improve attitudes towards vaccination and raising awareness and education about polio.

A new song to stop Ebola

One year after “Africa Stop Ebola” featuring the singers Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou & Mariam, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Kandia Kouyate, Mory Kante, Sia Tolno, Barbara Kanam and rappers Didier Awade, Marcus and Mokobe, a new song has been released.

In Malawi, radio and ICTs are helping the population to learn about health issues

In an article recently published on SciDevNet, we learn that public health practioners in Malawi are turning to radio and ICTs to efficiently inform and educate the public about important health issues.

In Somalia, using radio drama to improve child health and nutrition

From 2011 to 2014, BBC Media Action ran a communication project in Somalia. This country has one of the highest child mortality rate in the world due to decades of civil war and natural disasters.

Socio-cultural constraints and the need for information about reproductive health for youth and men in Cameroon

The study concentrated upon understanding socio-cultural factors which discourage the use of health centers by men and youth, in addition to understanding their needs for reproductive health information.
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