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Hitting the airwaves: Project Medishare doctors and staff spread the word about prevention through radio broadcasts

  |   Cholera Response, Community Health & Development, Uncategorized

RADIO TALK: Community health nurse Wiseline Celestine and staff member Ronel Marcellus go live on the airvaves at a Thomonde radio station talking about cholera and how to prevent the disease. The Project Medishare staff created a skit which discusses the importance of hand washing, boiling drinking water, cooking food thoroughly, avoiding fish from the Artibonite River along with raw fruit, and using regular and pit latrines appropriately as to limit exposure of disease. Photo by Jennifer Browning.

By Jennifer Browning

As part of Project Medishare’s Cholera Prevention and Education campaign, community health nurse Wiseline Celestine and Ronel Marcellus, Project Medishare’s bookkeeper, in Thomonde created a skit, which is airing on three radio stations that have far reach in the upper region of the Central Plateau. The radio skit discusses the importance of hand washing, boiling drinking water, cooking food thoroughly, avoiding fish from the Artibonite River along with raw fruit, and using regular and pit latrines appropriately as to limit exposure of disease.

Project Medishare and its community health agents hope that this education campaign will prevent the spread of cholera in the communities we serve, however should the outbreak reach our area, we have a treatment plan to activate immediately.