Here are some of our own stories, about the work we do, about why it is our passion, on how it achieves impact where health information is needed most.
Innovations in radio are allowing hard-to-reach populations to receive vital information. Ida Jooste from Internews talks about how radio helped curtail a cholera epidemic in the Central African Republic.
Blood donation is taboo in South Sudanese society, but when the Mayardit FM journalists heard that the wife of one of their own was near death due to blood loss after a lost pregnancy, the team members rushed to the local hospital to donate.
Recruiting Sailors in the Fight against Cholera. “This is the first time that an organization has included us in the fight against cholera,” says the association of river boat drivers.
South Africa, the country with the highest number of HIV positive people in the world, is implementing “test and treat. What is it, and why do journalists need to tell that story?
Why journalists should not (yet) speak about an AIDS cure. Blog 1 from AIDS 2016, the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.
Information Saves Lives and Information is Strength. Liberian journalists were at the forefront of tracking rumor and correcting misperceptions about Ebola. People needed information they could trust – community radio.
Abstinence, Be Faithful, Condomize – the HIV prevention rhyme we used to say. But Dishon Gogi of Kenya says there’s a very important C we should not forget.
Ebola Chrono, a radio program broadcast every weekday in 55 radio stations in Guinea, acts as a forum for local people to share information and personal stories about Ebola.
Internews in Kenya’s experience in data journalism and visualization and an immersion in the HIV story come together in this 3D timeline with interactive visualizations of 30 years of coverage of HIV in Kenya.
When cholera hit Haiti, Internews moved in, because we knew media could make a difference by providing vital information on how to prevent and treat cholera and where to get help.
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.