Sénégal: Channel 3 launches Nguélawal Nawet, a new health awareness programme with support from USAID

Channel 3 of Senegal’s public broadcaster RTS last Thursday in St Louis launched a programme called Nguélawal Nawet (Winter Wind) to promote health awareness in the national language Wolof, according to a report from APS.

With the financial support of USAID, the series will run to 168 episodes and support public health awareness of a range of diseases including: sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS as well as tuberculosis, which can be combated by changes in diet.

A cette occasion, le producteur technique de l'émission réalisée grâce au soutien de l'USAID par le biais de l'ADEMAS, Mansour Sow, a affirmé que Saint-Louis est la première étape d'une tournée qui va intéresser d'autres capitales régionales.

But the programme is not intended to be dull. According to its maker, M.Sow:”With this broadcast, you laugh and you learn.” Channel 3’s Station Head Thierno Diallo thanked USAID for its financial support to produce a programme that supported public health. Foshwah Karnes of USAID said he hoped this kind of targeted programming would give everybody some funny moments.

Agence de Presse Senegalaise

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