Authors : James V.T. Tuckolon; Momo M. J Kollie; Julius Ngangawulor; Beyanwu Peters
Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December
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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7537931
Poor conditions of WASH (Water, Sanitation
and Hygiene) are associated with 6.6% of the global
burden of disease and disability, and 2.4 million deaths
annually due to diarrhea, subsequent malnutrition, and
their consequences (Pruss-Ustun, A., & World Health
Organization. (2008). In Liberia, diarrhea is a leading
cause of child illness; in 2017, diarrhea was estimated to
be responsible for 8% of deaths among children in the
country under age 5 (UNICEF 2020).
Objective: This survey aimed to assess the impact of
the baby WASH radio Drama program in District #1,
Grand Bassa County.
Methods: The assessment team used four of the six
health facilities including five targeted communities per
each clinic that make up 5% of their catchment areas.
In each clinic catchment area, the assessment team used
ten (10) targeted respondents. A total of 200
respondents in 20 targeted communities were selected.
Results: The findings from this assessment shows that
the respondents had low socio economic and
educational levels. It also shows that more of the
respondents prefer the Baby WASH drama to be
performed in the communities using both English and
dialect, preferably the Bassa language.
Conclusion: This radio program which seeks to improve
behaviors change communication (BCC) at the
community level is a great way to reduce childhood
morbidity and mortality. However, for such program to
be successful in Grand Bassa County, the program
should be piloted alone with the training of Community
Health Volunteers on the use of drama in the local
Keywords : Baby, WASH, Radio Drama, Impact Assessment, Survey, District, Grand Bassa.