KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) looks to further engage with the media and the general public as part of its public engagement strategies through the newly launched “Jukwaa la Utafiti” Radio program that will be airing on Baraka FM every week on Thursday from 7.00pm-9.00pm.
The projects seeks to stimulate dialogue around health research, health issues and the role of health research, raise awareness and increase knowledge while demystify common myths about health issues and research. Key in this program is the element of community involvement in providing content, this will be done through the incorporation and involvement of Radio Listening Clubs, drama, airing interview from diverse members of the community and also having experts from KWTRP being interviewed in live Radio shows.
The program will also feature the collaboration between the Programme and the various collaborations with counties in the coast especially the Kilifi County Department of health.
The project will be implemented in a 12 months period.