Community Radio Listening Clubs have pinpointed radio programmes by Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme as an effective model for stimulating discussions around health challenges and vaccines.
The sentiments have been shared during Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme’s Communications and Public Engagement Department visit to Umoyo N’kukambirana Radio Listening Clubs in Chiradzulu, Chikwawa, Zomba and Mangochi Districts.
Mangochi based Umoyo N’kukambirana Radio Listening Club (RLC) Acting Director Amina Ngwale singled out the Tidziwe zama Virus radio programme as an informative, educating, and entertaining programme with potential to impact beliefs and behaviour in the communities.
“Tidziwe za ma virus radio programme is very interesting and insightful, we have learnt a lot from the programme more specially on the variants of COVID-19, Vaccines and Preventive measures. We are looking forward to sharing with communities the knowledge about COVID-19 particularly learnt from this transformative programme, “said Ngwale.
Addressing the media, MLW’s Communications and Policy Engagement Coordinator Pauline Helen Mlogeni says the Tidziwe za ma Virus programme was meant to deepen the communities’ understanding of COVID-19 and dispel myths surrounding the pandemic and its vaccines.
Tidziwe za ma virus radio programme is part of the Wellcome programme funded project that has been implemented in collaboration with the Cambridge University