[Updated 7 December with new audio and flashcards on ante-natal care]
BBC Media Action has developed a series of multimedia products to assist in communicating about health issues in pregnancy. The materials cover self-care advice as well as information about when health services should be accessed, and how.
Materials are primarily designed for use in information hubs or within community spaces and listening groups, but could also be used by agency field staff, volunteers and others working directly with communities. For those community members with mobile phones, the content could be shared directly with them for future reference, using Bluetooth, SD card or other transfer methods.
Preview and download the different content here.
- Factual video - Rohingya language - 10'15" - Covers misconceptions and advice around ante-natal checkups, including a positive case study and advice from a local doctor.
- Animated video - Rohingya language - 2'10" - Covers key advice about healthy behaviours and practices for pregnant women and their families, including on nutrition, rest, ante-natal checkups and family support.
- Audio drama - Rohingya language - 7'50" - Drama package featuring a Rohingya family, with key information about maternal danger signs, including when and where to seek treatment.
- [NEW] Audio drama - Rohingya language - 5'40" - Drama modeling a Rohingya family whose husband supports his wife to attend an ante-natal check-up. Includes key information about what happens during a check-up and why they are important.
- Flashcards on pregnancy danger signs for use in face-to-face discussion sessions (with guide text in Bangla for facilitators).
- [NEW] Flashcards on ante-natal care and the importance of ante-natal check-ups (with guide text in Bangla for facilitators).
You might also be interested in radio programmes, and associated listening group facilitator guides, covering similar topics. In particular, programme 38 covers pregnancy and neonatal care.
These materials are part of an ongoing series of multimedia outputs being produced by BBC Media Action to enhance the range and quality of tools available to information hubs, listener groups and other community-facing information services within the Rohingya emergency response. The work is being delivered in partnership with Action Against Hunger and IOM; and is funded by Global Affairs Canada and the UK Department for International Development.