Tagged with: Health

30 posts about Health on this blog

  1. Reaching out a friendly hand

    Tuesday 8 April 2014, 12:37

    Farhana Islam Farhana Islam Script Co-ordinator, BBC Media Action in Bangladesh

    A new TV show in Bangladesh is using a drama rooted in real life to provide advice to pregnant women and their families.

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  2. "I can’t wait to use Mobile Kunji!"

    Thursday 6 March 2014, 17:06

    Rajesh Jamuar Rajesh Jamuar State Project Manager for Odisha, BBC Media Action in India

    Community health workers in Odisha, India are the latest to be trained to use an award-winning mobile health service Mobile Kunji from BBC Media Action to improve family health.

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  3. Life and death discussions in Bihar

    Tuesday 14 January 2014, 10:13

    Peter Horrocks Peter Horrocks Director, BBC Global News

    BBC Media Action's Chair and BBC Global News Director Peter Horrocks on how a radio programme is inspiring life-changing debate amongst families in the villages of Bihar, northern India.

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  4. Making it stick: training that works

    Wednesday 6 November 2013, 11:34

    Fiona Ledger Fiona Ledger Senior Production Manager, BBC Media Action

    Fiona Ledger, BBC Media Action's senior production manager in Ethiopia, talks about how to make training workshops that have a lasting impact – and deliver impressive results.

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  5. “Didi, please don’t let Mehendi die!”

    Tuesday 8 October 2013, 10:27

    Radharani Mitra Radharani Mitra National Creative Director and Executive Director in India for BBC Media Action

    BBC Media Action's Radharani Mitra on how fans of show Khirki Mehendiwali (‘Mehendi Opens A Window’), a radio health show in India, came together for a special event in Bhopal – and begged for another series of the programme.   

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  6. A breath of fresh air

    Tuesday 1 October 2013, 10:42

    Shefali Chaturvedi Shefali Chaturvedi Associate Producer, BBC Media Action in India

    Shefali Chaturvedi on how a radio programme opens a window to provide "life-saving oxygen" for isolated villagers in Madhya Pradesh in India. 

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  7. Sema Kenya on traditions and taboos

    Thursday 19 September 2013, 15:08

    Jackie Christie Jackie Christie Senior Production Manager, Sema Kenya

    Sema Kenya's senior production manager on how the latest episode of Kenya’s TV debate show explored how traditions can both help and hinder development – and put the sensitive issue of FGM/C under the spotlight.

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  8. Health innovation: how to spread new ideas fast?

    Friday 23 August 2013, 13:30

    Yvonne MacPherson and Caroline Sugg Yvonne MacPherson and Caroline Sugg Executive Director, BBC Media Action USA and Head of Advisory and Policy Team, BBC Media Action

    A focus on “people talking to people” ignores the complementary role of other forms of communication in improving health in the developing world, argues BBC Media Action's Yvonne MacPherson and Caroline Sugg.

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  9. 'Juba Idol': a music competition with a difference

    Tuesday 11 June 2013, 12:51

    Daniel Realkuy Awad Barnaba Daniel Realkuy Awad Barnaba Senior producer and trainer, BBC Media Action in South Sudan

    BBC Media Action's senior producer Daniel Barnaba on how his team in South Sudan competed to write songs for a radio programme that aims to improve family health.

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  10. A BIG idea in 60 seconds

    Thursday 30 May 2013, 14:50

    Radharani Mitra Radharani Mitra National Creative Director and Executive Director in India for BBC Media Action

    Radharani Mitra, BBC Media Action's National Creative Director in India, discusses  the art of making TV adverts that aim to improve health – PSAs – that really connect.

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  11. Milking for ideas

    Wednesday 3 April 2013, 10:40

    Sulakshana Gupta Sulakshana Gupta Senior Project Manager

    How talking about cows and goats has turned out to be surprisingly useful in getting across the message about breastfeeding in South Sudan. Sulkakshana Gupta blogs.

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  12. Life into art

    Wednesday 27 February 2013, 13:47

    John Tuckey John Tuckey Freelance trainer and editorial consultant

    How a writer's real experience breathes life into a Somali drama aiming to reduce illness and deaths among mothers and babies. Freelance trainer and consultant John Tuckey blogs.

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  13. Character building

    Monday 18 February 2013, 12:58

    John Tuckey John Tuckey Freelance trainer and editorial consultant

    How one character in a Somali radio drama about mother and child health was born. Freelance editorial consultant John Tuckey blogs.

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  14. Back to basics

    Friday 15 February 2013, 16:17

    Yvonne MacPherson Yvonne MacPherson Executive Director, BBC Media Action USA

    In a blog to accompany her TEDx talk in New York, BBC Media Action USA’s executive director Yvonne MacPherson explains how even the most basic, low-tech mobile phone can save lives in India.

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  15. Bangladesh TV drama to tackle antenatal care

    Tuesday 5 February 2013, 10:37

    Md Al Mamun Md Al Mamun Senior Research Officer in Bangladesh for BBC Media Action

    Md. Al Mamun, Senior Research Officer in Bangladesh for BBC Media Action, on how his research supports combining TV programmes with information via mobile phones to encourage more pregnant women to take up routine health-checks.

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  16. Drama queen

    Friday 18 January 2013, 14:14

    John Tuckey John Tuckey Freelance trainer and editorial consultant

    How the bad advice of a flamboyant fortune teller called Ebla, in a radio soap in Somalia, helps save the lives of babies and mothers. By BBC Media Action's trainer John Tucky. 

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  17. A mother's wisdom

    Friday 4 January 2013, 15:19

    Priyanka Dutt Priyanka Dutt Project Director for Shaping Demand and Practices

    How a project in northern India is helping pregnant Rinku prepare for birth.

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  18. Radio Ramaroshan: a story of sustainability

    Thursday 27 December 2012, 12:36

    Saraswati Thapa Saraswati Thapa Training and Networking Manager, BBC Media Action in Nepal

    How production training and a debate programme has seen remarkable results for a Nepali community radio station and its audience. 

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  19. A gift from Allah

    Thursday 6 December 2012, 16:19

    Barkhad Kaariye Barkhad Kaariye Production Assistant, BBC Media Action in Somalia

    A very personal story from BBC Media Action's production assistant in Somalia about the vital need for information about maternal and child health.

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  20. Getting to Zero?

    Friday 30 November 2012, 12:23

    Sophia Wilkinson Sophia Wilkinson Senior Health Advisor, BBC Media Action

    Ahead of World AIDS Day, BBC Media Action's Senior Health Advisor reflects on whether HIV and AIDS really can be a thing of the past.

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