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Health has been at the centre of Gurgaon Ki Awaaz’s broadcast since inception.
Our first partners in the area health were St Stephen’s Hospital rural outreach program in village Dhankot. Collaborating right from set-up in 2009, we trained a health worker in radio production and broadcasting, and produced a series of programs on health, especially maternal and child health.
Over nearly 11 years of broadcasting we have tackled various health issues, but the most satisfying have been the ones where the anonymity of radio has encouraged listeners to join the conversation, or where we have got tangible feedback of behaviour change.
The Mission Corona campaign brings together 120 community radio stations across India to produce and broadcast Covid-19 awareness programs in myriad languages and dialects.
Supported by UNICEF, and implemented by the Community Radio Association, the Mission Corona series on Gurgaon Ki Awaaz consists of 10 episodes which were recorded with doctors from Medeor Hospital, Manesar, a dedicated Covid-19 hospital. Each episode was followed by a live phone-in quiz encouraging listeners to answer a series of questions based on the information given by the doctor.
Swasth Gurgaon was launched in partnership with St Stephens Hospital, Gurugram as a weekly health program designed as a conversation with doctors across specialties.
The program continues as a regular weekly program with doctors from both the public and private hospitals network and bring to our listeners answers to some of the most fundamental questions that affect our health.
A Campaign Organ Donation with Parashar Foundation Gurgaon Ki Awaaz started a partnership in 2019 with ORGAN India/Parashar Foundation, for a campaign on organ donation awareness with a radio show on Organ, Tissue & Body Donation via the programme “Jeevan – Ek Anmol Uphaar.