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October 23, 2014

Radio Program Impacts Human Health in Burkina Faso, Africa

October 23, 2014 — 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 also provided information that leads to healthier lives. This increased information results from the work of an international...

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October 21, 2014

Burundian Community Organizer Uses US Nonprofit’s Drama as a New Tool

October 21, 2014 — MUREMERA, BURUNDI–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 helped her in her life. That was the first time she talked with someone from Population Media Center. Jean...

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October 1, 2014

Furthering the Field: PMC Shares New Knowledge

October 1, 2014 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT– This September, the International Journal of Population Research  published an article looking at a unique aspect of behavior change relating to family planning and reproductive health: how much did those changes rely on perception of gender norms? “Gender and Reproductive Outcomes:...

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September 29, 2014

Jean Bosco Ndayishimiye: A Burundian Dedicated to Teamwork and Serving the Poor

September 29, 2014 — BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI– Jean Bosco Ndayishimiye, a Burundian who lives in the capital city of Bujumbura, found himself needing to consult his trusted advisor about what job he should apply for next in his career dedicated to improving the lives of others. With the help...

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September 25, 2014

High Listenership and Good Stories Combine for Large-Scale Behavior Change in Sierra Leone

September 25, 2014 — FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE– Imagine that for 53 cents, you could reach someone in Sierra Leone with entertaining stories that educate about family planning and using bednets to prevent malaria. A United States nonprofit discovered this month that they didn’t have to imagine – the...

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September 24, 2014

Condoms and Soap Operas to Save the World: A Forum in Arizona

September 24, 2014 — TUCSON, ARIZONA– About 140 people learned about endangered species condoms and soap operas as methods to save the world on September 10th in Tucson, Arizona. The event, titled “How Can Condoms and Soap Operas Save the World?” was co-hosted by the Arizona Chapter of...

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September 9, 2014

Democratic Republic of the Congo Turns on Their Radios on September 16th

September 9, 2014 — KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO–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 entertainment that will spur conversation and change. Radio Okapi, a nationwide radio station in the Democratic...

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July 23, 2014

Two Global Health Corps Fellows Head to Burundi to Change Lives through Radio

July 23, 2014 — SHELBURNE, VT–“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 Center. It was a Tuesday, and Bozzette was sitting with his co-fellow, Jean Sacha Barikumutima, in the modest offices of...

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July 8, 2014

Telephone Surveys in Burundi Enhance an Already Powerful Form of Behavior Change Communication

July 8, 2014 — BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI– 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 twice per week for two years, and uses Population Media Center’s highly successful entertainment-education approach to behavior change....

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June 27, 2014

PMC’s Tom Kazungu Speaks About How to Stop Illegal Trade in Wildlife: with Serial Dramas

June 27, 2014 — Nairobi, Kenya – On June 24th, PMC’s Kenya Country Representative and long-time Sabido Methodology trainer Tom Kazungu spoke to a room full of people who were all concerned about illegal poaching and trade in wildlife products and told them that addressing the issue through...

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