Our latest meningitis awareness radio programmes underway in Malawi

Our latest meningitis awareness radio programmes underway in Malawi

06 August 2014

Malawi’s MBC 1 radio station has launched our latest series of special programmes on meningitis awareness.

Umoyo Nkukambirana, is a year-round series of special radio health programmes spearheaded by our partner in Malawi, the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW). The interactive programme concentrates on different aspects of health and welfare for an hour every Saturday, starting at 1700 hours, and throughout August 2014 the theme is meningitis.

Our four week slot of programmes is made possible by a grant from the Scottish Government. The programmes help audiences identify the symptoms and understand the differences between meningitis and other illnesses such as malaria.

Listeners are encouraged to contact the programme and quiz the experts via SMS. We are already very active in Malawi with our health clinic initiative, Action Meningitis, and project Trustee Dr Mac Mallewa, Paediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, is among those who will be in the studio answering listeners’ questions.

This is the second series of meningitis programmes to be broadcast in MBC Radio 1’s health talk slot. The first series of eight programmes aired in 2012/13 and were well received by audiences. Another batch of meningitis radio programming is scheduled for November 2014.

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