Our videos “bring to life” critical health care information for providers and populations in low-resource settings. Worldwide distribution is achieved at low cost via the Internet and mobile phones.
Four million people were made homeless by the typhoon that hit the Philippines this month and are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases such as cholera. Cholera is endemic there and a lack of safe drinking water, poor sanitation, and crowded conditions make the region ripe for an outbreak. (Read story.)
Recognizing the value of having the The Story of Cholera available in Tagalog—the national language of the Philippines—Carole Parker (GHMP Board member) immediately responded by organizing the effort in the San Francisco Bay area.
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Peter Cardellichio spoke on “Improving training in low-resource settings with clinical videos” at the APHA annual meeting held in Boston on November 2–6. Peter discussed why our videos are needed, what makes them unique, how they are used in training, and some of the successes we’ve had so far in reaching frontline health workers. More than 12,000 public health professionals attended this year’s meeting to discuss new research and strategies to address leading health challenges. APHA’s annual meeting is the largest public health meeting in the world.
Deb Van Dyke will speak at the mHealthEd 2013 conference—New Digital Media Content and Delivery: Revolutionising Global Health Education and Training—to be held in Ireland on September 12 & 13. Her session will focus on new initiatives in video and animation and how digital media can revolutionize education and behavior change communication in low-resource settings. The conference will bring together global health experts and leading producers of content and animation.
Our series of newborn care videos is off to a great start, with online viewership more than doubling since March to almost 15,000 views in August. According to YouTube analytics, the newborn care videos have been viewed in 198 countries (including territories). The largest number of views (after the US) come from India and Mexico. The most frequently watched videos are Inserting an IV (12,000 views) and Breathing Problems (10,000 views). Overall, our videos have been viewed more than 150,000 times, and more than 9,000 copies have been downloaded.
We are now adding videos voiced-over in Swahili to our newborn care library. Tungependa kusikia kutoka kwako! We are very grateful to Translators Without Borders for their translations, and to Rodha Moraa for her wonderful narration.
Spanish versions of our first 10 videos—also translated by Translators Without Borders—were published four months ago and have already been watched more than 4,000 times. The superb narration was done by Magdalena Serpa—we very much appreciate her contribution.
Deb Van Dyke had a busy week at the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Malaysia (May 26-30). The conference—with over 4,500 attendees from 149 countries—was the largest of the decade focused on women’s and girls’ health and rights. Deb spoke at a session focused on the role of technology in creating lasting solutions for women, pitched Global Health Media Project at the Social Enterprise Challenge, and introduced our film “The Home Visit” at the Cinema Corner.
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