Umurage Communication for Development (UmC) in collaboration with RBC and the Ministry of Health continue their campaign of “RAISING AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF IMMUNIZATION & VACCINES”
On 11th & 12th May 2023
UmC in partnership with Ruhango & Muhanga district officials has successfully carried out an outreach community mobilization through the live Drama performance aimed at raising awareness on immunization in both districts which are among 7 districts with a high number/percentages of children not immunized.
A Sketch Was Prepared And Performed By Umurage Drama Actors Expressing The Teaching On The Importance Of Immunizing, The Role Of Both Parents In Immunizing Their Children, The Dangers Of Not Immunizing A Child On Time, The Calendar Of Immunization From Childbirth Up To 12 Years And Other Related Issues In The Community Like Gender Balance, Domestic Violence…
It Is Also To Note That The Staff From UmC Attended The Event As Well As the District And Health Centers Representatives To Deliver Messages On Immunization To Around 2300 People In Total Including Men, Women, And Children.
This achievement would not have been possible without the support of local authorities, security officials, and the community as well. They made sure that the community gets ready and prepared for the messages that were delivered. By doing this, the population was well notified, and mobilized by the time the Drama presentation was performed
Additionally, questions concerning what the sketch taught them and the valuable role of both in the immunization of their children were asked to the community and the winners were given T-shirts and umbrellas as prizes.