Community Radio and Health Development in Rural Cameroon: An Impact Evaluation of COL-Cameroon Link Program in Lebialem SWR, Cameroon
Community radios are key role players and important change makers in establishing and promoting healthy trends and life styles. In an effort to educate, protect, support and promote mother and child health care best practices in rural communities, COL-Cameroon Link Partnership turned to Lebialem Community Radio, Menji, South West Region, Cameroon and in active collaboration with local stakeholders, initiated and have been running a program titled "Asogha legung emeh boh mua" (Talk on Mother and Child Health Care) in October 2011. After three years of program implementation, we evaluated it from various angles and to set up an ongoing process of dialogue between project funders, beneficiaries, government, health officials and civil society. We evaluate the development, implementation and impact of the new approach to health. // Data was collected from a sample of 120 respondents. It was analyzed with descriptive statistics using frequency distribution and percentage. Target Group Interviews (TGI) and participant observation techniques (POT) were used to evaluate the program, to obtain qualitative information about the views of beneficiaries, government and civil society, and to assess program development and implementation. Respondents expressed their knowledge, opinions and concerns about mother and child health especially breast-feeding. // The findings revealed that 70% of listeners indicated that the program was relevant to the mother and child health care information needs. 80% of respondents admitted that they gained some new knowledge through listening to the program and that all efforts should be made to sustain it. However, some constraints were observed as irregularity of broadcast and non-access of the radio waves in certain localities. The results offer advice on additional considerations that should be taken into account when setting up the project in other communities. Conclusions are followed with suggestions for the way forward. // Paper ID: 100
AuthorAfutendem, Lucas N
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Participation Leads to Ownership and Sustainability of a Radio Program: A Case Study of Local Women’s Groups’ Sponsorship of Phukusi la Moyo (a bag of life) Radio Program in Malawi Makowa, Gladson; Simbi, Charles (2013-11)Phukusi la Moyo, a health, Integrated Management of Child Illnesses and Safe Motherhood radio program started with funding from Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in 2009. The program went through three phases all funded by ...
An effective community learning process on promotion of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness and Safe Motherhood: A case study of a participatory radio program ( Phukusi la Moyo), Mchinji district, Malawi Banda, Florida M (2013-11)Phukusi la Moyo is a radio magazine program which combines formal radio listenership and face to face discussion by group members. The program is concerned with maternal and child health and started in 2009 as a community ...
Climate, Communications, and Innovative Technologies: Potential Impacts and Sustainability of New Radio and Internet Linkages in Rural African Communities Boulahya, Mohammed; Cerda, Macol S; Pratt, Marion; Sponberg, Kelly (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2002-12)Community radio case studies: case one. Prepared by the Commonwealth of Learning and UNESCO (BREDA) and presented at the UNESCO Conference of Ministers of Education of African Member States, (MINEDAF VIII), Dar es Salaam, ...
Isaacs, Shafika (Commonwealth of Learning, 2015-03)This document is both a monitoring report of the activities of the Innovation in Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST Africa) Programme of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL)'s Technical and Vocational Skills ...
Investments by the Commercial Banks in Training of Rural Communities and its Impact: Scope of Open and Distance Learning Kumar, Naveen; Kulkarni, Anjali (National Institute of Bank Management, Pune;Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013)The Lifelong Learning for Farmer's (L3F) project of Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is seen as a livelihood promotion and poverty alleviation strategy for India and the rest of the developing countries. This is because of ...