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