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VOA Swahili motivates listeners to use treated mosquito nets

A mother wrote to VOA Swahili stating that she began “using treated mosquito nets after listening a drama play on VOA Swahili’s Je Nifanyeje program which dramatized the advantages of using treated nets especially for families with young children.

Je Nifanyeje is part of the Tanzania Health Project which is funded by USAID Tanzania and supported by VOA Swahili. Je Nifanyeje’s mission is to help the youth make informed and important decisions to improve their social and physical health. In English, “Je Nifanyeje” means, “What shall I do.” This thirty minute radio program teaches its young audience, particularly females, how to live healthy lives while gaining the confidence to assert themselves when making difficult decisions. This program distinguishes itself from other programs by explaining strategies for young women to develop the metal capacity and toughness to handle a variety of issues.