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Drexel Doctoral Student Striking “Black Gold” with Public Health Entertainment-Education

Ms. Amy Henderson Riley, a second-year doctoral student in the Drexel University School of Public Health, and her advisor, Dr. Suruchi Sood, associate professor of community health and prevention, are investigating the effectiveness of entertainment-education in Mozambique. A radio drama that many listen to for entertainment has a real purpose to inform the public about maternal and child health and mortality, a problem in the country. The project and the evaluation research is funded through UNICEF Mozambique, and the radio program is produced by PCI Media Impact, an organization that produces entertainment-education programs around the world. It follows UNICEF’s Facts for Life initiative, which directs maternal and child health objectives for the whole world like washing hands with soap and water, going for four prenatal care visits or delivering your baby at a hospital.

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