30 posts about Health on this blog
Tuesday 8 April 2014, 12:37
A new TV show in Bangladesh is using a drama rooted in real life to provide advice to pregnant women and their families.
Thursday 6 March 2014, 17:06
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.
Tuesday 14 January 2014, 10:13
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.
Wednesday 6 November 2013, 11:34
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.
Tuesday 8 October 2013, 10:27
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.
Tuesday 1 October 2013, 10:42
Shefali Chaturvedi on how a radio programme opens a window to provide "life-saving oxygen" for isolated villagers in Madhya Pradesh in India.
Thursday 19 September 2013, 15:08
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.
Friday 23 August 2013, 13:30
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.
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 12:51
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.
Thursday 30 May 2013, 14:50
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.
Wednesday 3 April 2013, 10:40
Wednesday 27 February 2013, 13:47
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.
Monday 18 February 2013, 12:58
How one character in a Somali radio drama about mother and child health was born. Freelance editorial consultant John Tuckey blogs.
Friday 15 February 2013, 16:17
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.
Tuesday 5 February 2013, 10:37
Friday 18 January 2013, 14:14
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.
Friday 4 January 2013, 15:19
How a project in northern India is helping pregnant Rinku prepare for birth.
Thursday 27 December 2012, 12:36
How production training and a debate programme has seen remarkable results for a Nepali community radio station and its audience.
Thursday 6 December 2012, 16:19
A very personal story from BBC Media Action's production assistant in Somalia about the vital need for information about maternal and child health.
Friday 30 November 2012, 12:23
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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