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July 17, 2018

A Declaration about Social and Behavior Change Communications

July 17, 2018 — On July 3rd, the organizers of the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit (SBCC Summit) shared the declaration that emerged from the event. The five-day summit, held two months ago in Indonesia, included 1,200 professionals from 90 different countries and focused on...

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July 10, 2018

#RidiculousRight raises awareness on July 11, 2018

July 10, 2018 — On July 11th, 2018, concerned citizens and global advocates celebrated World Population Day, an annual event that emphasizes the urgency and importance of population issues. This year, the focus was “Family Planning is a Human Right.” Population Media Center (PMC), an international nonprofit dedicated...

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June 15, 2018

PMC Celebrates 20 Years

June 15, 2018 — Population Media Center (PMC) has broadcast in more than 50 countries and helped more than 500 million people live healthier lives. When PMC started in 1998, we hoped to build a community of donors, volunteers, and advocates — and we hoped to make a...

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June 13, 2018

USAID Awards $2.6M to Population Media Center to Improve Health of Women and Children in Zambia

June 13, 2018 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded $2.6 million to Population Media Center (PMC) to develop and disseminate content targeting behavior change for use on community radio to support improvements in the health of Zambian women and...

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August 16, 2017

Musician Brings Unity and Hope for Social Change to Rwandan Radio Show, Umurage

August 16, 2017 — You can’t have a hit show without some catchy music. Last month Population Media Center (PMC) launched a new radio show Umurage (“Inheritance for a Better Future”) across eight radio stations in Rwanda and Igor Mabano, 22, also known in Rwanda as “Drummer,” made...

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July 17, 2017

Lively Road Shows in Nigeria

July 17, 2017 — In April, the Nigerian Population Media Center (PMC) team traveled in different areas of Nigeria to promote two radio dramas currently broadcasting: Jangala (“Song of Life”) and A Dade Ana Yi (“Truth Always Prevails”). As the lively and vibrant teams traveled through busy streets playing music and...

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July 3, 2017

Birth Control in Kinshasa: It’s Not All About Availability

July 3, 2017 — In December, a new study from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city, Kinshasa, analyzed the barriers preventing women from accessing birth control. The researchers observed that the rate of contraceptive use in Kinshasa, at 19 percent, was higher than any other province in...

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April 27, 2015

New Video Highlights Family Planning and Education as Two Ways to Save the Planet

April 27, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT – Parents deciding to have only two children in order to better provide for them, a young girl attending school, and a woman running a small shop at the market. These are some of the solutions to the world’s most pressing...

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April 13, 2015

A Nonprofit’s Los Angeles Drama Receives Three Daytime Emmy Nominations

April 13, 2015 — LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences had some big news on April 1, 2015 and it wasn’t an April Fools joke. East Los High, a Hulu original series, received three Daytime Emmy nominations. Not only was this big news...

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June 14, 2014

Stopping Stigma, Improving Lives

June 14, 2014 — When Ténimba was 18 months old, she was afflicted by polio, which left her paralyzed. By the age of 10, Ténimba had lost both her parents. As a disabled orphan, Ténimba was deprived of basic care, opportunities for education, and excluded from any family...

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June 14, 2014

Astounding Effect of Characters

June 14, 2014 — In Burkina Faso, François and his wife listen to a popular radio program, Yam Yankré (“The Choice”), when he gets home from work. François and his wife already have six children and they struggle to support and feed them. François explains that he and...

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