BBC Media Action is developing a series of radio programmes that aim to improve Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (RMNCH) in South Sudan, with funding from the UK’s Department for International Development. This research sought to understand what information and support women and their families might need to keep them and their babies safe before, during and after delivery. The research findings will inform the radio programmes. We found that in many cases, women had knowledge and awareness of healthy practices but did not always fully understand what was beneficial about these practices. Additionally, women and their families did not always act on health advice from health workers or health communications if the information went against social or family norms.
BBC Media Action. Research Summary. Exploring maternal and child health in South Sudan. BBC Media Action, UK (2012) 2 pp.