Social Workers Association of Zambia

Helping People Help Themselves

Dancing at the market in George Township, Lusaka, are members of the Ubale popular theatre group. Photo by Joseph Chola.

Social Workers Association of Zambia is excited to be apart of organizations across the globe implementing advocacy activities against childhood pneumonia, kicking off events for pneumonia awareness starting on August 17th 2012.

Activities implemented thus far include, networking/coalition building with stakeholders such as the Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health, Ministry of Health and the Pediatric Association of Zambia.

Audience listening and getting entertained during performance of a sketch on childhood pneumonia by Ubale popular theatre group at Lambala Market in George Township, Lusaka – Zambia. Photo by Joseph Chola.

The Ubale popular theatre group was engaged and oriented by a Government health worker on key messages about childhood pneumonia and diarrhea, and the group has since conducted four childhood Pneumonia awareness performances in the respective zones of George peri-urban settlement. The social workers will again engage the government to raise the profile of childhood pneumonia on the national child health agenda.