A Journalist’s Guide to Sexual and Reproductive Health in East Africa

    | July 22, 2013

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    The subject of sexual and reproductive health encompasses health and well-being related to sexual relations, pregnancy, and birth. It deals with the most intimate and private aspects of people’s lives, which can be difficult to write about or discuss publicly.

    Consequently, the public often misunderstands many sexual and reproductive health matters.

    The publishers of this guide, the US-based Population Reference Bureau, maintain that the media should play a critical role in bringing these issues to the attention of people who can influence public health policies. The guide aims to help journalists educate both the public and policymakers by bringing together the latest available data on sexual and reproductive health.

    The English version covers seven east and southern African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

    Additional data are included for selected countries in western and southern Africa, including Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe.

    You can download the guide through this link: http://www.prb.org/pdf11/east-africa-media-2011.pdf