UNICEF organized a Workshop for Programmers of All India Radio on Polio Eradication Initiative from 24th to 26th July, 2012 in New Delhi.
27 Programmers of All India Radio from the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand successfully participated in the skill building workshop in innovative programming and mainstream of Polio Eradication & related health information through regular & entertainment programmes. All the participants contributed to the knowledge-sharing process and media presentation specimen capsules.
Participants visited two different slums in Delhi where Polio virus was detected in 2011. “Shorts” produced by the participants in this respect were analyzed and commented upon by the experts and resource persons.
The main resource persons included:
1. Ms. Shamila Sharma, Communication Consultant, Polio Unit, UNICEF.
2. Dr. Pradeep Haldar, Deputy Commissioner (Immunization) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
3. Dr. Achintya Srinivas, Surveillance Medical Officer, WHO-NPSP and
4. Ms. Madhu Malti, Former DDG, AIR & DDn. and Drama Specialist.