Deb Van Dyke, founder and director of the Global Health Media Project, has been awarded a Flash Grant from South African-based Shuttleworth Foundation. The awards are given to someone considered to be an “impressive change agent.” The Shuttleworth Foundation uses an innovative social investment model to support social innovators and dynamic leaders who are helping to change the world.
Deb will use the $5,000 grant to help fund the completion of the second round of newborn care videos being produced by the Global Health Media Project. In the first half of September, our film team visited Nagpur, India—where they collaborated with the Lata Medical Research Foundation—to shoot footage on the best-practice care of newborns. The videos are now in post-production and the completed set will be added to the ten newborn care videos already available on our website and formatted for download to mobile devices. When finished, the newborn care series will comprise 35+ videos and will be offered in several different languages.