Baby Wash Radio Drama Program Impact Assessment Survey Results in District1, Grand Bassa County, Liberia, 2022

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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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 language.

Keywords : Baby, WASH, Radio Drama, Impact Assessment, Survey, District, Grand Bassa.


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