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Making a drama out of a TB crisis | BBC News

In National Capital District, one of the worst affected areas in Port Moresby, 62-year-old Rodney Kove is using drama to teach children about TB.

Having studied dance and theatre at the University of Sydney, he returned to Port Moresby in 1975 to start Kove Theatre Group, which aims to tackling social issues in Papua New Guinea through drama. In recent years, he has turned his attention to raising awareness about TB.

“Drama is a very effective tool of communication,” he explains. “Culturally, people here are entertainment-oriented here. Putting money into posters is useless, as many people cannot read.

“We are trying to reach everybody with our drama, and so we devise sketches to target specific communities, such as children and young people, about the signs and symptoms of TB.”

Read the full story here on the BBC website: Making a drama out of a TB crisis | BBC News

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