HIV science is evolving fast. What is the latest story? Blog 3 from AIDS 2016, the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.
A recent legacy assessment by Internews in Kenya of the impact of a range of health projects - A Story a Day - demonstrated the degree to which the media, policy-makers, representatives of the public health sector, civil society and communities all recognize the media as a crucial partner in promoting health.
A story about story impact. When journalist Violet Otindo in Kenya heard that a condom shortage in Isiolo, Eastern Province, led to men washing and re-using condoms, she took up an Internews travel grant to go investigate. Residents confirmed the practice. Her story was picked up by local and international media houses. Importantly, government and development agencies took action and sent emergency condom supplies to the area.