A NEW drama series on NBC’s Malolo Programme, called A day in the life of Sister Agnes is a new method of raising awareness and educating Papua New Guineans on sexual and reproductive health.
The series of 16 dramas chronicles the life experiences of Sister Agnes as a specialist in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and airs every Wednesday afternoon from 2.05pm to 2.30pm.
Undertaken by Marie Stopes PNG, an NGO specialising in SRH, this series was created using the expertise of National Broadcasting Commission producers, Molly Brown, producer of the Malolo programme and senior producer Fred Ume (producer of hit drama series, Kanage Street).
“There are many people dying from SRH related diseases that are curable. This type of programme will create that awareness for the public and hopefully can help to change the general ignorant behaviour,” Mr Ume said.
Marie Stopes PNG Country director Jet Riparip was pleased with the finished product and was grateful to NBC for providing the free airtime to broadcast the radio series.
“I am very grateful to NBC for their support. There are many important lessons to be learnt from the stories,” Ms Riparip said.
She hopes to secure the much needed funding to ensure this drama series airs for another year.
The main focus of the stories will be on prevention, an aspect of health that many people overlook.