Media Platforms and Initiatives
Africa Braodcast Media Partnership (ABMP)
A pan-African coalition of broadcast companies for the purpose of reinvigorating and increasing the effectiveness of broadcast media’s contribution to the HIV response. The ABMP aims to embrace all African countries and to include both public and commercial broadcasters. Inspired by the UN Secretary General’s call to action under the Global Media AIDS Initiative, the ABMP creates a structured framework for leveraging broadcast media resources with the goal of significantly expanding HIV and AIDS-related broadcast programming across Africa.
SAfAIDS' Media Resource Desk
A one-stop shop for journalists and other media practitioners to access quick, accurate and user-friendly information on HIV prevention, care, treatment and mitigation. The desk acts as a focal point for any inquiries on HIV and AIDS information by the media, as well as a gateway for SAfAIDS to channel HIV and AIDS information to the media.
Information service for news and analysis on HIV and AIDS in Africa. The website contains news briefs and feature articles, country profiles of contact details for relevant government departments, national programmes and NGOs, as well as the latest epidemiological data.
RATN (Regional AIDS Training Network)
A network of training institutions in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. It promotes training and capacity development for programmes dealing with HIV and sexually transmitted infections in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.
Soul Beat Africa
An independent organisation based in South Africa that works in close partnership with Soul City and the Communication Initiative. It aims to be a space for communicators across Africa to share communication for development, knowledge, experiences, materials, strategic thinking and events, and to engage in discussion and debate
Soul City Institute
A dynamic and innovative multi-media health promotion and social change project. Through drama and entertainment Soul City Institute reaches more than 16 million South Africans. This is done through two main brands: Soul City, which targets adults and Soul Buddyz, which targets 8–12 year olds and adults in their lives. The second big programme that Soul City Institute is involved in is the Regional Programme, which is a partnership with local organisations in eight Southern African countries. It has also been broadcast in many parts of Africa as well as Latin America, the Caribbean and South East Asia. Soul City examines many health and development issues, imparting information and impacting on social norms, attitudes and practice. Its impact is aimed at the level of the individual, the community and the socio-political environment. Through its multi-media and advocacy strategies, Soul City Institute aims to create an enabling environment that empowers audiences to make healthy choices.