Commitment to Action

Radio Soap Opera for Improving Health Outcomes in Burundi

Commitment by

Segal Family Foundation

In 2013, the Segal Family Foundation committed to fund and support the Population Media Center (PMC) and other key stakeholders in the creation and distribution of a radio soap opera in Burundi, to spread critical messages on reproductive and maternal and child health. Key social and health messages will be embedded within the plotlines of the program, encouraging listeners to adopt characters' values and behavior. The project will be completed over the course of three years and aims to influence positive behavior change in men, women, and young people. The innovative radio program, and allied activities, will raise awareness of and increase demand for child survival and reproductive health services in Burundi, while working to reduce maternal and child mortality, empower women and young people to make their own informed reproductive decisions, help couples to raise healthy families, and ultimately support the economic and social development of the country.

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Commitment

Radio Soap Opera for Improving Health Outcomes in Burundi

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,586,914

Region

Africa

Countries

BURUNDI

Commitment by

Segal Family Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations Population Fund, Dutch Embassy in Burundi, Population Media Center