Commitment to Action

West Africa Community Radio Network for Health

Commitment by

Population Media Center, First Voice International

In 2006, First Voice International and Population Media Center (PMC) committed to reach more than ten million underserved people in West Africa with radio 'soap opera' programs and other compelling content in local languages that promote awareness and prevention of HIV. This new initiative will be a collaborative and locally focused approach to develop a vibrant and sustainable network of community radio stations across the region that is linked by satellite radio programming. It will provide the resources for PMC and its local partners to produce hundreds of hours of local language radio dramas in major local languages. A regional project office will manage and execute the initiative with local staff trained in satellite rebroadcasting and impact monitoring and evaluation. The project will measure not only the listening reach of the programs, but also behavioral change resulting from the serial dramas.

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Commitment

West Africa Community Radio Network for Health

Launched

2006

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$5,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

BENIN, BURKINA FASO, COTE D'IVOIRE, MALI, NIGER, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, TOGO

Commitment by

Population Media Center, First Voice International