Let's Celebrate more 5th Birthdays in Mozambique

by PCI-Media Impact

Summary

Mozambican parents have to be heroes every day to ensure the survival of their children and themselves just to access clean water and nutritious food and avoid the many diseases prevalent in the region. Join PCI Media Impact in changing this narrative by supporting our work to share vital health information and spark dialogue and positive behavior changes with millions of Mozambican families via radio--the lifeline to isolated and low-literate caregivers.
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Challenge

Each year, 97 out of every 1000 children in Mozambique die before reaching their fifth birthdays-one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. Almost half of Mozambican children suffer from chronic malnutrition which negatively affects their physical and mental growth and 80% have no access to adequate sanitation facilities. Furthermore, over 200,000 Mozambican children are HIV positive and almost half of all girls get married before they turn 18 years old.

Solution

PCI Media Impact and our partner UNICEF transform behavioral health messages into our engrossing radio soap opera and discussion show Black Gold. Characters inspire change and dialogue--from breastfeeding to standing up to child marriage. With your generous support we can equip community radio stations with internet access and tablet computers that provide access to all drama episodes, training and guides that facilitate meaningful call-in discussion shows, and other implementation tools.

Long-Term Impact

Help us to bring these lifesaving stories to many more listeners in remote areas of Mozambique. Since Black Gold first aired in 2015, we have built an audience of approximately 1.5 million and 70% of listeners surveyed report that they have already positively changed one or more behaviors as a result. Together, we can help Mozambicans protect the most precious resource they have: the health and life of children and mothers. Let's celebrate more and more 5th birthdays in Mozambique.

Resources

http:/​/​www.mediaimpact.org
Article: Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired

Organization Information

PCI-Media Impact

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mediaimpact.org
Project Leader:
Kate Milkens
New York, New York United States
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