Radio Program Impacts Human Health in Burkina Faso, Africa
October 23, 2014 17:36 ET | Population Media Center
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT., Oct. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- People in Burkina Faso listen to the radio, and for the past two years the radio has provided more than just hours of entertainment, it has...
Burundian Community Organizer Uses US Nonprofit's Drama as a New Tool
October 20, 2014 08:58 ET | Population Media Center
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jeanne d'Arc Butoyi's phone rang on June 24, 2014. When she answered, she didn't know she'd be talking about something that had so profoundly...
Furthering the Field: PMC Shares New Knowledge About How Gender Norms Interact with Mass Media Programs to Influence Reproductive Health and Family Planning Behavior Change
October 01, 2014 16:03 ET | Population Media Center
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT., Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This September, the International Journal of Population Research published an article looking at a unique aspect of behavior change relating to...
Jean Bosco Ndayishimiye: A Burundian Dedicated to Teamwork and Serving the Poor
September 29, 2014 10:11 ET | Population Media Center
SOUTH BURLINGTON, V.T., Sept. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jean Bosco Ndayishimiye, a Burundian who lives in the capital city of Bujumbura, found himself needing to consult his trusted advisor about...
High Listenership and Good Stories Combine for Large-Scale Behavior Change in Sierra Leone
September 25, 2014 14:03 ET | Population Media Center
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT., Sept. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagine that for 53 cents, you could reach someone in Sierra Leone with entertaining stories that educate about family planning and using...
Democratic Republic of the Congo Turns on Their Radios on September 16th
September 08, 2014 17:05 ET | Population Media Center
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new radio show airing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo doesn't promise to solve every challenge, but it is promising top-notch...
Two Global Health Corps Fellows Head to Burundi to Change Lives through Radio
July 23, 2014 09:49 ET | Population Media Center
SHELBURNE, Vt., July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "I can't believe we'll be in Bujumbura on Friday," says Alex Bozzette, a 2014-2015 Global Health Corps fellow being placed with Population Media...
Telephone Surveys in Burundi Enhance an Already Powerful Form of Behavior Change Communication
July 08, 2014 15:16 ET | Population Media Center
SHELBURNE, Vt., July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Since January, people in Burundi have been listening to a new radio program called Agashi! ("Hey! Look Again!"). This 208-episode soap opera will air...
Burundians Celebrate a Radio Drama of Social Importance
June 26, 2014 16:09 ET | Population Media Center
SHELBURNE, Vt., June 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Food, music, dancing….these are some of the elements you'll find at different events throughout Burundi. And, although it's not unusual for...
Nigerian Radio Drama for Social Change Expanding to 18 Million More People
June 16, 2014 15:34 ET | Population Media Center
SHELBURNE, VT., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A radio soap opera aimed at improving human health and enhancing human rights will now be broadcast to more than 18 million additional Nigerians. The...