Integrated Health Program
Nadine is a passionate health worker in her community. When her friend Gakobwa gets pregnant, she encourages her to go to the health center for pre-natal care visits, against Gakobwa’s mother’s advice. Her work is not always welcome, and some community members feel threatened by her, such as Mwarabu. Mwarabu’s wife, Marita, is expecting her seventh child and is supposed to deliver, as in the past, with a traditional birth attendant, ignoring pregnancy warning signs.
This radio show will be broadcast across Burundi to address issues of maternal and child health, pre-natal care visits, healthy pregnancy, delivery in a health center, HIV and Malaria prevention, and breastfeeding. It is structured in a way that encourages dialogue between listeners and an expert guest, as well as listeners and the radio host.
A total of 6 episodes of Entertainment-Education radio drama will be produced, along with 12 sketches and call-in shows.
Strong Women, Strong Voices – Bolivia is a program supported by the US Department of State in Bolivia. It expanded on PCI Media Impact's gender-based violence work in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru with the same name, reusing some of the same drama episodes while developing an additional mini-series as well. It put a strong emphasis on extending the program's reach to all corners of the country through the training and mobilization of a large number of radio journalists.
For this UNICEF LTA program, we were contracted to develop a comprehensive communication package and set of monitoring tools to facilitate the learning and adoption of key nutrition, maternal, newborn and child health guidelines. Products include a cookbook, a storybook, an animated video, a flipchart, and more.