BBC' to broadcast educational programmes about Trachoma
Addis Ababa, May 04, 2002 (WIC)- The BBC World Service Trust announced that it will
launch educational programmes about Trachoma beginning next Monday to back up efforts
being exerted in Ethiopia by the World Trachoma Programme to contain the disease.
Media Manager with the Trust, Solomon Gudina, told WIC yesterday that the educational
programmes would be broadcast on Radio Ethiopia and FM Addis Radio in Amharic,
Oromigna and Tigrigna languages.
The Trust had visited the various parts of the country and had discussed its programmes
with the community, Solomon said, adding that the educational programmes to be
transmitted on the two radio stations have taken into consideration the objective facts of
the different parts of the country.
Solomon also said the programmes to be aired everyday would play an important role in
helping eradicate Trachoma from Ethiopia.
The programmes offer advices on such practices as washing one's face with soap
regularly, not sharing dirty clothes and keeping flies away to help prevent infection with
Trachoma he, said.
He further said that the programmes have also dwelt on how to get cured from the
disease once infected.
Ethiopia, according to him, is one of the countries in the world where Trachoma is
World Vision, ORBIS Ethiopia and the Carter Center ware also involved in the initiative to
eradicate the disease from the country, it was learnt.