BBC Media Action in India has been using media to improve health, rights and resilience since 2001. We have a strong focus on maternal and child health. Our innovative projects in the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha help to increase knowledge and improve the health of mothers and children using a combination of TV, radio, online, street theatre, outdoor advertising and mobile phones. Helping to decrease the incidence of bonded labour is another major area of work. We are also one of seven countries who took part in Climate Asia, Asia's largest survey to date investigating people’s everyday experiences of climate change.
All India projects
In a global first, our creative team in Delhi are producing a tv drama on urban sanitation supported by a bold social media intervention to get people talking about what happens after flushing. Where does it go? Find out more.
Kilkari is our award-winning maternal messaging service in India which helps to keep mothers healthy and give new-born babies the best possible start in life through the provision of accessible and timely health information.
AdhaFULL (Half Full) is an innovative drama and discussion programme for young people in India.
Films, a photography book and a major conference are showcasing solutions to ending open defecation, a major hazard to health in India.
As part of the Ananya health programme, TV adverts and a long-running radio drama entertain and inform people about family health.
Latest India publications and resources
A policy briefing focusing on how the mobile phone offers important opportunities for saving lives, drawing on BBC Media Action's direct experience in using phones to improve health education in one of the poorest states of India.
BBC Media Action's support for the radio programmes giving bonded labourers in India information about their rights.
BBC Media Action's work on using basic mobiles to improving family health in India.
This briefing reviews research innovation in the form of pioneering field experiments in the media and political development sector.
This paper reviews research innovation in the form of pioneering field experiments in the media and political development sector.
Research summary: How has the Mobile Kunji audio visual job aid improved family health outcomes in Bihar, India?
A research summary exploring how Mobile Kunji, a multimedia service, improved family health outcomes in Bihar, India.
A summary outlining results from a mixed methods evaluation into our transmedia project in India, AdhaFULL.