27 April 2023
The Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme in collaboration with the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS), Vocal (Manchester National Health Service (NHS) Trust), and University College London (UCL) Department of Infection & Immunity have announced the launch of the ‘One for All, All for One!’ comic book which creatively engages the public with messages on immunisation through visual storytelling to address poor access to correct information, disinformation, especially via social media, and general mistrust.
The launch of this comic book is expected to complement government efforts in its vaccination campaigns, especially for diseases like COVID-19, cholera, and other routine vaccinations for malaria, hepatitis B, polio, pneumonia, and others.
The official launch of the comics will be graced by high-profile guests including members of parliament, traditional leaders, religious leaders, and members of the Blantyre District Health Management Team at Lirangwe CDSS Ground in Blantyre on 29 April 2023. The launch will feature a netball and football match, traditional dances, drama performances, and administration of covid and cholera vaccines by Blantyre DHO teams.
Senior Health Promotion Officer for the Blantyre District Health Officer Chrissy Banda said she is very proud to be part of this ground-breaking project. “The vaccine engagement resources developed by MLW will significantly promote dialogue and improve uptake of different vaccines currently being offered in Blantyre,” she said.
The One for All, All for One! comic book is a unique international ‘graphic medicine’ project, which engages audiences in Malawi, South Africa, the United Kingdom (African diaspora), and beyond around the subject of immunisation, community protection with vaccines, misinformation, and research involvement.
Comic books contain simple language and are currently available in English, Chichewa, Yao, and Tumbuka and will be shared in different locations such as communities, clinics, and schools across Malawi. Digital copies are also available to download.
For inquiries and more information contact:
Rodrick Sambakunsi, One for All, All for One Coordinator, +265993383773 or email: email@example.com.