As The Guardian reported today, Ghana’s GTV will begin airing the “Maternal Health Channel” tonight. Through a series of 30 minute episodes that mix drama and documentary, the Maternal Health Channel will seek to drive home the message that maternal mortality remains a major problem in Ghana and, further, that it is not just “a woman’s problem,” but a national issue. The series is being produced by Creative Storm, a company that has been using media to draw attention to a variety of major social issues in Ghana for some time.
From The Guardian:
Creative Storm hopes the series, which is expected to reach 8-10 million viewers per week, will trigger far-reaching debate. It already has the backing of president John Mahama, who will be at the launch. In a speech last month, he said: “You can have the highest GDP but if women are dying in your country, you are leading nowhere.”