The coming in of Umoyo Nkukambirana radio program has improved health seeking behaviors among people.
The programs second phase which has launched in 2016 by the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust MLWT has been a useful tool in increasing access to clinical research and health related issues.
In an interview with YFM, Media engagement consultant at MLWT S’busisiwe Gondwe said people are now able to seek medical care and ask health related questions to medical experts.
“We are happy with the progress of the program and we have received a lot of positive feedback from people who engage with our medical experts by calling or sending texts to contribute towards the program.”
He added that people were interested to learn more on high blood pressure, HIV self-testing and tuberculosis among other topics.
“Non communicable diseases such as high blood pressure have been affecting a lot of people so people had a chance to ask our experts questions regarding the disease, how they can prevent and manage it,” Gondwe said.
He added that in May,which was Asthma awareness month the program fed people more information about the disease.