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Population Media Center has worked in Zambia since 2018 when The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded PMC $2.6 million to develop and disseminate content targeting behavior change to improve the health of women and children in Zambia. In 2021, USAID extended its support for the two popular PMC-Zambia radio shows, Kwishilya (“Over the Horizon”) and Siñalamba (“Breaking the Barrier”).

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Developed as part of the USAID/Zambia’s Community Radio Program, the first season of Kwishilya reached an estimated 659,440 weekly listeners, empowering more women to use modern contraceptives and getting more girls into school. The impact of Kwishilya season one was undeniable, creating an opportunity for a sequel with familiar characters and similar social issues at the center of the broadcast.

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Acting together, PMC and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed Siñalamba for USAID/Zambia’s Community Radio Program. The show encouraged behavior change around crucial health and social issues in Zambia, including girls education, family planning, and gender-based violence.

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Charles Kalonga 
Country Director, PMC-Zambia
Mobile: +260 977 825492

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