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May 24, 2017

Engaging Medical Associations to Support Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive

"Medical communities around the world play an important role in educating families about early child nutrition. Creating an enabling environment for mothers and families to adopt optimal IYCF [infant...

May 23, 2017

The art of designing surveys about social norms: insights from Ethiopia

Author: BBC Media Action's Hilina Assefa and Lois Aspinall, originally published on May 17 2017 - How we view our role and relationships within our communities shapes how we behave – with important...

May 17, 2017

Media Engagement and Capacity-Building to Increase Commitment to IYCF Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned from Alive & Thrive

"From 2010-2014, Alive & Thrive worked in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam to reduce undernutrition and death caused by sub-optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices.... The...

April 26, 2017

Rethinking Communication for Maternal and Child Health: Lessons from the Shaping Demand and Practices Project in Bihar, Northern India

"Between 2011 and 2015, BBC Media Action and its partners implemented a... project to improve family health in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states in India. Called Shaping Demand and...

February 7, 2017

Prevention is better than cure

Author: BBC Media Action's Betty Duku, posted February 1 2017 - How local and national radio is supporting work to prevent cholera in South Sudan. “I didn’t know it was cholera until a health...

February 1, 2017

Social and Behaviour Change Communication Insights and Strategy Case Study: Open Defecation in India

"This report demonstrates how behaviour change communications [BCC] is key to improving public health in developing countries. Whilst building infrastructure and services is critical, there is also a...

January 26, 2017

Gender and Tuberculosis: Discussion Paper

"Making the investment case for programming that addresses the specific vulnerabilities and needs of both males and females who are affected by or at risk of tuberculosis [TB]."

December 24, 2016

Mother's milk

Author: Nasir Ateeq, December 24 2016 - Kittens here are blessed with early initiation and exclusive mother milk!! Their caring mother, without receiving messages through communication campaigns,...

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Design thinking and health communication: learning from failure

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Author: BBC Media Action India Country Director Priyanka Dutt, originally on April 20 2017 - What do you do when your audience is difficult to reach, tough to keep engaged and doesn’t understand concepts you take for granted? Priyanka Dutt offers some words of advice from her team’s experience of running a health communication ‘laboratory’ in Bihar, northern India.  

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Bold female voices: broadcasting under the shadow of Boko Haram

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Author: BBC Media Action's Head of Country Programmes, Nigeria, Rachael Borlase, originally posted on April 13 2017 - At the height of the Boko Haram insurgency local radio stations stayed on air. Three years on from the Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapping, Rachael Borlase profiles the female broadcasters in Northern Nigeria proudly telling their own stories.

“We continued to broadcast during the insurgency. If we didn’t, people would have thought there was chaos,” says Fatima Audu, Station Manager of Peace FM in Maiduguri in Borno State. We’re here to learn more about the media in Borno and to support them to make programmes that address the needs of audiences devastated by conflict. She points to the bullet holes and cracks in the cement walls to show how close Boko Haram’s attacks came to her station.

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Social media tips from Doctor Who help launch new Palestinian youth drama

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Author: Social Media Manager, BBC, Jose Vila, originally posted on March 30 2017 - Jose Vila, social media manager for Doctor Who on advising BBC Media Action's new TV drama in the Palestinian Territories.

Life's full of surprises. I was sitting at my desk in London on a grey afternoon when I received an unexpected email. BBC Media Action required my experience managing social media for Doctor Who to help them launch a new youth TV drama in the Palestinian Territories. I was eager to help.

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Junagadh Janvani Empowering Rural Lives

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Author: Asst. Professor, GBPUA&T, Arpita Sharma, originally posted April 1 2017 - Establishment of Community Radio Station in Junagadh Agriculture University (JAU) is a success story and inspires other institution to replicate the model for the benefit of the rural populace. Arpita Sharma highlights a success story of Saurashtra, Gujar.

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