Kenya

Internews’ Health Voice Amplified (HVA) project, officially launched in February 2017, will train 28 journalists in three counties in Kenya around Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH). HVA’s main aim is to increase the visibility of successful approaches to maternal and newborn health (MNH) problems in Kenya.

In Internews’ experience, the media is a highly effective means to increase accurate knowledge, and the use and acceptance of health products, services and behaviors. Working with the media is particularly effective when trying to communicate stories of prevention around new diseases, reduce stigma, address complex culturally based behaviors, or introduce new products, services and technologies to address more familiar health issues.