Where We Work
In Brazil, PMC is working in partnership with Comunicarte, a non-governmental organization in Rio de Janeiro, to incorporate scenes dealing with social content into prime-time programs on TV Globo.
PMC produced a radio serial drama titled Cesiri Tono (“All the Rewards of Courage and Hard Work”) in the countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire. The drama was aired from November 2004 to October 2005 and addressed issues such as children’s rights, exploitative child labor, child trafficking and reproductive health. The drama had a significant personal impact on the lives of many people, both adults and children, throughout the region.
PMC began working in Burundi in 2013. Burundi is a country slightly smaller than Maryland with a population of about 11 million. The annual population growth rate is 3.08 percent which means the population is projected to double in 23 years.
PMC produced a radio serial drama titled Cesiri Tono (“All the Rewards of Courage and Hard Work”) in the countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire. The drama was aired from November 2004 to October 2005 and addressed issues such as children’s rights, exploitative child labor, child trafficking and reproductive health.
The drama had a significant personal impact on the lives of many people, both adults and children, throughout the region.
On October 1, 2007, PMC absorbed Rare Radio and its professional staff.
Formerly a part of the Rare Center for Tropical Conservation, Rare Radio has used the Sabido methodology to promote family planning and environmental conservation in the Eastern Caribbean and the Western Pacific.
Read more about our programs in the Eastern Caribbean.
PMC has worked in Ethiopia for over a decade and is continuously focusing on the promotion of family planning, reproductive health, and women’s status, with the ultimate goal of stabilizing population growth and managing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
PMC partnered with University Research Corporation (URC) and JA-STYLE (Jamaica’s Solution for Youth Lifestyle and Empowerment) to create and produce a radio serial drama called, Outta Road (“What’s Happening out in the Streets”). The drama addressed issues such as HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, violence prevention and substance abuse prevention.
Read more about our Jamaica program.
Over 92% of women and girls in Mali have been circumcised, one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the world. PMC’s latest program in Mali, Jigi ma
Tignè (“Hope Is Allowed”) addressed this harmful practice along with issues such as family planning, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive health.
Poverty and overpopulation are two of Mexico’s biggest challenges. PMC’s involvement there can be traced back to its long-standing relationship with Miguel Sabido, the Mexican originator of what is now known worldwide as “Entertainment-Education.”
Read more about our Mexico program.
In 2006, PMC aired a two-year radio serial drama entitled Gobe da Haske (“Tomorrow Will be a Brighter day”) to address the issues of child trafficking and exploitation, children’s rights and the link between these problems and poverty-inducing factors, such as unwanted pregnancy and HIV/AIDS.
PMC has been working in Nigeria for several years, working to change the attitudes and behaviors that lead to population growth, the subjugation of women and girls, and a growing HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Read more about our Nigeria program.
Papua New Guinea
PMC is developing two radio serial dramas in Papua New Guinea. The dramas will address issues such as gender equality and women’s empowerment, education, family planning, HIV/AIDs prevention, environmental protection, and other related themes. This project has been adopted under the United Nations Millennium Development Goal Campaign in PNG.
Read more about our Papua New Guinea program.
In 2005, with the help of the UNFPA, PMC produced a radio serial drama entitled Sa Pagiskat Ng Araw (”The Hope After the Dawn”). The drama addressed issues relating to reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, women’s empowerment and youth health.
Rapid population growth and a serious HIV/AIDS epidemic have been obstacles to the national development and quality of life in Rwanda. Poverty reduction, empowerment of the vulnerable, education, and development are closely linked with stopping population growth and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Young people under the age of 20 account for 58% of Senegal’s total population. Delaying the onset of sexual activity and the age of marriage and childbearing, in addition to educating this extraordinarily young population as they enter their reproductive years about safe sex, is vital to creating a healthy and prosperous future for the coming generation and the country as a whole.
In 2004, PMC produced a radio serial drama titled Ashreat Al Amal (“Sails of Hope”), which addressed Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. While FGM/C is illegal in Sudan, the practice continues almost unabated in both urban and rural areas.
PMC is developing a number of initiatives to reach the American public with information and motivational communications on population and reproductive health issues.
At the invitation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-Vietnam, PMC provided assistance to The Voice of Vietnam Radio (VOV) to create a serial drama project to promote reproductive health and avoidance of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam.
Read more about our Vietnam program.