This film looks at how BBC Media Action in Tanzania is helping strengthen the media through journalism training and radio programmes that foster debate and participation. A new radio show produced by BBC Swahili in collaboration with BBC Media Action aims to bridge the gap between leaders and ordinary Tanzanians, and support local and national media to bring the voices and opinions of people to the fore. BBC Media Action has previously worked in partnership with the Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation to support its transition into a public service broadcaster, particularly in the run-up to national elections in 2010.
In Northern Nigeria, rates of maternal, newborn and child mortality are amongst the highest in the world.
This film looks at an innovative new programme that is helping local communities to improve the health services including antenatal and postnatal care, safer deliveries, care for newborns and infants, better nutrition, and routine immunization against preventable diseases.
The programme is funded and supported by UKaid from the Department for International Development and the State Department of the Norwegian Government.
On March 18, 2012, the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay organised a medical camp in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Over 750 Tanzanians were screened for HIV, malaria, hypertension and other common diseases. They were treated as necessary, given medication and glasses as needed, and some were referred to a regional hospital. Over 100 volunteers contributed to provide these services for free to those who needed it most. Rotary intend to continue this public service.