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April 23: Promoting Career Aspirations as an HIV Prevention Strategy: Findings from the Tisankhenji Radio Program in Malawi
Speaker: Rajiv Rimal, George Washington University
Discussant: Gina Dallabetta, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Conference Room 8A
View the webcast here.
Abstract: One of the targeted interventions under the BRIDGE Project in Malawi was the Tisankhenji Radio Program, targeted to adolescent girls through schools. This program sought to increase girls’ aspirations to stay in school and to promote their self-efficacy to do so — two indirect drivers of HIV prevention. The program combined a radio broadcast with weekly discussions through a comic book supplement. This seminar will present results from that effort, contrasting outcomes in treatment with control schools. It will also discuss lessons learned and present recommendations for future programming.