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Health Media

Health Media

The Open Society Foundations aim to advance the field of communication and media for advocacy on health and human rights. The foundations support civil society groups to effectively use media to advocate on key health issues that impact marginalized populations.

Recent Work

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When Storytelling Makes a Difference between Pain and Peace

A group in Ukraine is pushing for pain relief and other treatment by encouraging patients to stand up and tell their stories.

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To Advance Rights, Sex Workers Tell Their Stories

In Ukraine, sex worker advocates harness the power of storytelling to convince unlikely allies, like the police, to respect their rights.

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In Uganda, Grassroots Radio Bridges Health Care Gaps

Sometimes the simplest tools still work best. For Ugandans unaware of their health rights, radio remains a critical avenue for information.

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Designing for Essential Medicine

A partnership between Open Society Foundations and Parsons The New School for Design challenges graphic design students to apply their skills to advocacy for public health.

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Connecting through Our Stories

Personal storytelling is a powerful tool that communities advocating for better standards of health can use to communicate their needs.

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Balancing Bad and Good Science in Broadcast News

When reporting on health, does the need to be a part of a growing and popular conversation outweigh the risk of giving air time to bad science?