The mass media have excellent potential to promote good sexual and reproductive health outcomes, but around the world, media often fail to prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights issues or report them in an accurate manner. In sub-Saharan Africa media coverage of reproductive health issues is poor due to the weak capacity and motivation for reporting these issues by media practitioners. This paper describes the experiences of the African Population and Health Research Center and its partners in cultivating the interest and building the capacity of the media in evidence-based reporting of reproductive health issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
|Translated title of the contribution||Engaging media in communicating research on sexual and reproductive health and rights in sub-Saharan Africa: experiences and lessons learned|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Health Research Policy and Systems|
|Volume||9 Suppl 1|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2011|