Fan of Health Friday from SHOPS Plus and VOA: I never miss a show

Three women wearing headsets recording the Health Friday show
Partnership coordinators Djina Delatour, Julie Cadet-Elize, and Ricarda Germain of SHOPS Plus record a weekly radio show in the project’s Port-au-Prince office using Skype.

The SHOPS Plus team in Haiti partnered with Voice of America on a radio show called "Dyaloge ak Etazini" (Dialogue with the United States). More than forty radio stations across all of Haiti broadcast the show.

Every Friday Haitians tuned in to hear the SHOPS Plus team in Creole covering areas such as Zika, cholera, family planning, child health, and general personal health topics.

They built an audience of fans who were grateful for the information SHOPS Plus was sharing. Fans such as Phanie Jolissaint, a Haitian mother and shop keeper. “I am a regular listener of this program. I do not miss any broadcasts.”

“This program informed me about preventative care for my health, and about child health for those who are close to me and the community. It allowed me to pay attention to healthy hygiene habits and to help others to do the same,” Jolissaint shared.

“I must tell you that I do not just personally take this advice, but I share it in my community.” Jolissaint said. “For example, I know a lady who has a baby near my little shop. I share all the advice I received from this program with her. I found that she did not breastfeed her child and also lacked healthy habits to prevent diarrhea in her baby.”

“I would like this program to continue and for these messages to be spread all over Haiti.” Jolissaint articulated. “For my part, I will always continue to put these tips into practice and also to share this information in my community.”

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