On 29 April 2023, multitudes witnessed the launch of a comic book at Lirangwe CDSS Ground. The book was designed to enhance discussions about vaccines and to highlight the importance of herd immunity.
The comic book, ‘One for All, All for One’, is a result of collaborative efforts between the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Vocal (Manchester National Health Service (NHS) Trust), and University College London (UCL) Department of Infection & Immunity.
In his remarks, the Project Manager for ‘One for All, All for One’ Rodrick Sambakunsi said the comic book will combat vaccine disinformation, mistrust, hesitancy and promote the importance of immunisation through the power of storytelling and engaging visuals.
“The comic book presents a thrilling narrative that combines science, action, and a touch of comedy. The story follows a student who was very ambitious to become a doctor and embarked on a mission to help others understand vaccines and health projects as powerful tools to protection from dangerous diseases” Sambakunsi said.
The Blantyre Council Chairperson Akima Chipwatali, and other delegates were part of the memorable occasion.
Chipwatali said, “The comic book launch comes at a crucial time when vaccine misinformation and hesitancy have become significant obstacles to public health efforts worldwide. By presenting the information in an accessible and entertaining format, the book will bridge the knowledge gap and inspire readers to make informed decisions about immunisation.”
The comic book is in Chichewa, English and other local languages, and it will be available in schools and hospitals.
You can read or download it using this link:One for All Comic Book