One for all, All for One is an Art based vaccine engagement project based in Blantyre, Malawi at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme. This is a collaborative project comprising of representatives of local community groups, health research experts, frontline health workers, policymakers and creative engagement practitioners in Africa and the UK.
Using participatory processes, the team has produced a captivating comic book and animation focusing on immunization, vaccines, community immunity and vaccine research. Launched in 2019, the project aims at stimulating dialogue on vaccines and collaborative research about vaccine development. So far, the comic and the animation are available in English and 3 Malawian local languages of Chichewa, Chiyao and Chitumbuka. The comic and the animation can be easily shared through WhatsApp in order 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 reduced vaccine hesitancy.