PCV 3 March 2010

Brief Project Description:
For International Malaria Day on April 25th, the Amour & Vie (Love & Life) team will work with the local midwife to educate the commune on malaria prevention and treatment. The A&V team will use the template provided by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to broadcast three 30-minute radio shows that target pregnant women and guardians of children under five. The three topics are as follows:
1. Malaria Prevention Through the Use of Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets Every Night
2. Malaria Prevention Through the Use of IPT in Pregnant Women
3. Malaria Treatment with CTA

The format of the radio shows is Question and Answer between a radio personality (from the radio station) and a resource person (the midwife). The A&V team and the midwife will prepare together for the recording of the radio shows, which will be done in the local language (Bariba).

Dates of Project: Recording of the radio shows will take place during the week of April 12th, which will be broadcasted on April 25, 2010.
Number of People Involved:
Five people are involved in the implementation of this project: the PCV, A&V team, midwife and radio personality (1 male and 4 females). The participants are between the ages of 20 and 40.

The approximately 152,000 people who live in the commune will benefit from the radio shows.

Budget:

Item Number Unit Price Cost
Radio Broadcasts* 3 15.000 CFA 45.000 CFA
Transport via taxi moto (roundtrip) 6 500 CFA 3.000 CFA
Total Cost 48.000 CFA

*The radio station normally charges 25.000 CFA per 30-minute radio broadcast.

Amount Requested: 48.000 CFA

Comments

GAD Specialist: Great project. Good to see involvement of HCNs both in organizing and implementing the project.
Recoomend funding.
GAD Coordinator: Love it – so glad you’re working with the PMI scripts and A&V – great synergy. Recommend funding!
GAD Finance: I am really excited about this project! Recommend funding. =)

Closing Report

Brief Project Description:
For International Malaria Day on April 25th, the Amour & Vie (Love & Life) team worked with the radio station to broadcast three 30-minute radio shows. The A&V team and a local midwife from the health center translated the radio transcript provided by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) into the local language Bariba. The radio personality facilitated the recording of the shows, which covered the following three topics:
1. Malaria Prevention Through the Use of Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets Every Night
2. Malaria Prevention Through the Use of IPT in Pregnant Women
3. Malaria Treatment with CTA

Dates of Project: April 25, 2010
Number of People Involved:
Six people were involved in the implementation of this project: the PCV, A&V team, midwife and radio personality (2 males and 4 females). The participants are between the ages of 20 and 40.

The approximately 152,000 people who live in the commune will benefit from the radio shows. The radio station will also broadcast the shows to the neighboring communes.

Goals of Project: The main objective of this project was to raise awareness of how to prevent and treat malaria among pregnant women and their children.
Strengths of Project: The greatest strength of this project was translating the radio script provided by PMI into the local language Bariba, which helped reach a wider audience.
Challenges of Project: This project presented a couple of challenges. The PCV was unable to attend the recording of the radio shows. However, the HCNs organized themselves in order to complete the project on time. Also, when reviewing the radio transcript, the PCV realized how inaccessible mosquito nets are for the general public. All of the health centers provide mosquito nets for pregnant women, but the only place that others can go to buy mosquito nets is at a private pharmacy in the commune center.

Budget:

Item Number Unit Price Cost
Radio Broadcasts* 3 15.000 CFA 45.000 CFA
Transport via taxi moto (roundtrip) 6 500 CFA 3.000 CFA
Total Cost 48.000 CFA
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