Afghanistan is one of the few countries in the world where polio still exists. BBC Media Action is harnessing the power of local and national radio to help end polio and combat other childhood diseases.

Ghamai is a weekly radio show produced by BBC Media Action in Kabul, funded by UNICEF. It features drama, special reports and interviews with health experts to help give listeners in Afghanistan information to keep their families happy and healthy. Ghamai, which means ‘jewel’ in Pashto, is so-called because good family health is precious and something to be treasured.

The programme is broadcast on the BBC World Service and local radio stations in Afghanistan. Find out more about Ghamai here. Follow Ghamai’s Facebook page here.

Hear how the BBC Media Action radio programme Ghamai has made a difference to polio vaccination in Afghanistan
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BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. Find out more about our work here.


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