Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme’s Umoyo N’kukambirana Radio Listening Clubs (RLCs) have branded the Tidziwe za ma Virus Radio Programme designed to educate the public about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), a highly effective programme.
According to the three Umoyo N’kukambirana Radio RLCs that MLW’s Communications and Public Engagement Department visited in Balaka, Dedza, and Nkhotakota Districts the radio programme has helped in enhancing the understanding of critical issues that surrounding COVID-19.
President for Dedza Umoyo N’kukambilana Radio Listening Club Francisco Manduwa said the radio programme interestingly encourages people to receive the COVID-19 jab and reminds them that the lethal virus is still around.
“Through Tidziwe za ma Virus Radio Programme, we have learnt a lot of things that we did not know about COVID-19. We are carriers of information and be rest assured that the information that has been shared in the programme will be shared in our outreach communities, both far and near,” said Manduwa.
Village Headman Bemeyani from Utale, Balaka district, said the Tidziwe za ma Virus Radio Programme is an important tool that will help in dispelling myths and misinformation about COVID-19 in his area and beyond.
MLW’s Communications and Public Engagement Manager Lindiwe Mafuleka said the radio programme is beneficial in helping to demystify COVID-19, and it has provided the facts on COVID-19, its waves, and the vaccines.
Tidziwe za ma Virus Radio Programme is an interactive programme that is aired on Blantyre Synod Radio, MIJ FM radio Tigabane Radio, Umunthu FM and YONECO FM.