One for all, All for One is an art-based vaccine engagement project based in Blantyre, Malawi at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme. The collaborative effort involves local community groups, health experts, frontline workers, policymakers, and engagement practitioners from Africa and the UK. Using participatory processes, the team has produced a captivating comic book and animation focusing on immunization and vaccines. The project aims to stimulate dialogue on vaccines and collaborative research about its’ development. The comic and the animation are available in English and 3 Malawian local languages. The comic and the animation can be easily shared to increase accessibility but can also be accessed through an online platform. We expect these resources will facilitate in increasing public awareness and trust on vaccines, foster deeper understanding of people’s concerns about vaccines, increase capacity to conduct effective public engagement and ultimately reduce vaccine hesitancy.
Rodrick Sambakunsi, a Science Communication Specialist from Malawi, boasts a decade of expertise in innovative Community Engagement projects. His work spans health research areas like HIV, TB, and Vaccines. Currently Rodrick is leading a vaccine engagement project called One for All, All for One, which aims at facilitating dialogue on vaccines, immunization and vaccine research among the global South and North audiences using art.
Formerly at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, he led the Communication and Public Engagement departement, developing innovative initiatives supporting ethical research practice and to enhance community engagement and involvement.