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AI in Community Radios: Enhancing Health Communication and Malaria Control in Tanzania

Brenda Hendry of Boresha Live in Tanzania will integrate ChatGPT-4 into community radio to broadcast inclusive health messages across Tanzania to combat malaria. Tanzania is among the top ten countries with the highest malaria cases and deaths. Their control efforts are severely hampered by limited access to accurate health information among certain populations. Radio is very popular and reaches across rural and remote areas making it a powerful communication medium. To leverage this, they will train ChatGPT-4 with malaria health information and local contexts and behaviors collected from community leaders, healthcare professionals, and malaria control programs. ChatGPT-4 will then be able to produce accurate malaria-related information that respects cultural norms, language preferences, and local challenges. These messages will be broadcast by community radio stations that reach over 36 million people, and they will evaluate the impact on increasing knowledge and reducing malaria cases.

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