Mozambique Launches World Bank-Funded Project That Aims To Improve Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS
Mozambique's National Council for the Fight Against AIDS (CNCS) on Tuesday launched a project that aims to improve the media's coverage of the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic, Xinhua/People's Daily reports. The World Bank is funding the 18-month project with a $1.6 million grant. The project will train journalists, with a focus on the country's television and radio stations. Mozambican Prime Minister Luisa Diogo, chair of CNCS, said the media "are crucial to changing people's behavior and to transforming their attitudes," adding that it is important that the media sustain HIV/AIDS coverage after the project ends (Xinhua/People's Daily, 9/14).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.