Three more videos complete our normal childbirth series

thebirth2_200Our videos on childbirth showcase a midwifery approach to care with a birth attendant working solo, the norm in small facilities in much of the developing world. Three new videos cover the birth and early postpartum period. Birthing the Baby shows how to assist a mother to safely birth her baby and minimize tearing of the vagina. Managing the Third Stage of Labor shows how to use medicine to prevent postpartum hemorrhage and how to deliver the placenta. Our final video—The Birth: Labor, Delivery, and Early Postpartum—shows best practices for the full birth sequence, starting with labor through to immediate postpartum.

The videos are available in English, French, and Spanish, and may be downloaded free-of-charge from our video library.

March 25th, 2015||0 Comments

Two childbirth videos support women in labor

secondstage_200Two new childbirth videos are now available. Managing the Second Stage of Labor shows how to support a woman during the pushing stage of labor and what to do if progress is slow. If a vaginal exam is needed to check that labor is progressing normally, The Vaginal Exam in Labor shows the steps in doing the exam, key information to gather, and emphasizes important issues such as obtaining the woman’s consent and working in a gentle and sensitive manner.

The videos—intended for frontline health workers in the developing world—are available in English, French, and Spanish. They may be downloaded free-of-charge from our video library.

March 9th, 2015||0 Comments

Two more newborn care videos released today

venous_200Taking a Venous Blood Sample shows three different ways to draw blood from a baby’s vein, a procedure needed when more than a few drops of blood are required for lab tests. Eye Infections shows how to identify and manage such infections, which are common in young babies. Severe eye infections—if not treated properly—can cause blindness. Both videos are available in English, French, and Spanish.

If you missed our announcement, Care of the Cord and Keeping the Baby Warm were also released this month. All of our videos are available in English, French, and Spanish, and our first 30 videos are now available in Nepali. The videos, which can be downloaded free-of-charge from our video library, are intended for frontline health workers in the developing world.

February 25th, 2015||0 Comments

New video on thermal care

warm_200Our newest video—Keeping the Baby Warm—is now available in English, French, and Spanish. Hypothermia in newborns is still a common problem and it contributes to the high neonatal mortality rate in the developing world. This video includes the 10 steps in the “warm chain.” It will help health workers gain an awareness of the importance of keeping newborn babies warm by simple methods such as drying and covering them immediately after birth, encouraging early breastfeeding, and keeping babies in skin-to-skin contact with their mothers.

This video is intended for frontline health workers in the developing world. If you would to download the video in English, French, and Spanish, you can do so at no charge by accessing the download link in our video library.


February 17th, 2015||0 Comments

New video on cord care just released

cord_200Our new video—Care of the Cord—is now available in English, French, and Spanish. Proper care of the cord is critical to prevent life-threatening infections in newborns, and to prevent bleeding from the cord stump. This video shows how to tightly tie or clamp the cord, several aspects of cord care, and how to apply chlorhexidine gel. Chlorhexidine gel is an antiseptic that has been shown to be effective in reducing newborn deaths from sepsis, and is now recommended in areas of the world where newborns are at greatest risk of infection.

This video is intended for frontline health workers in the developing world. If you would like to download the video in English, French, and Spanish, you can do so at no charge by accessing the download link in our video library.

February 12th, 2015||0 Comments

The Story of Ebola: part of the winning strategy

Our Story of Ebola, due for release at the end of March, aims to help communities understand how the disease is spread and how to stop it. In a simple animated narrative, it brings to life the critical messages to fight this disease.

Even with recent improvements in the battle against Ebola, public health experts stress that there will be a continuing need for better education and awareness to cope with this outbreak and potential future outbreaks.

Two recent stories reaffirmed the critical need for the kind of information this video provides. Claudia Evers (MSF/Doctors Without Borders) spoke of the huge need for education and public health messages, “Isolate your sick and bring them in for treatment.” (By Misha Hussain, MSF says lack of public health message on Ebola “big mistake”.) And according to Bruce Aylward (WHO): “Ebola can be beaten. When community members come together with health workers, work together, that’s when this disease can be stopped.” (Bruce Aylward, Humanity vs Ebola. How we could win a terrifying war, TED Talk.)

February 8th, 2015||0 Comments

The ‘wow’ factor

“The ‘wow’ factor of having videos and the power of being able to see what breathing difficulties look like cannot be underestimated. Once word spread in the village we went to last week, over 200 mothers turned up! We ended up having to do shifts to get everyone through.” In Uganda, Nick Smith is working to improve the recognition of sick children in rural areas. Nick—a British GP volunteering with the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health—said the reception to our videos has been extraordinary.

The videos are now shown with the assistance of a translator. Nick would like to get the videos dubbed in the local language so that they can be projected on screens in villages without the need for translation. Another important way to reach villagers would be with a DVD player in clinic waiting areas. Here parents are a captive audience, and there is no cost associated with sending staff into the rural areas to reach them.

January 21st, 2015||2 Comments

GHMP at Global mHealth Forum

global320Peter Cardellichio participated in a panel on design considerations for reaching scale at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington DC (December 10-11). His talk covered GHMP’s strategy for designing and developing videos for a global audience at minimal cost. Key elements that give our teaching videos broad appeal are: highly visual topics, simple step-by-step instruction, live action in authentic clinic settings, and high-quality production values. Our global reach is made possible by leveraging the power of the existing and improving information and communication infrastructure to deliver videos to frontline providers.

December 18th, 2014||0 Comments

Recent film shoot in Kenya

kenya_bf200GHMP filmed breastfeeding practices at two clinical sites in Kenya during the first half of November. We are grateful to the African program staff of HealthRight International—an American-based global health and human rights organization—for facilitating our visit to Kenya. The Kenyan staff in both Kitale and Kapenguria hospitals were incredibly welcoming and helpful. Louise Goosen—a skilled and dedicated lactation expert from Capetown, South Africa—provided medical oversight and advice during the shoot.

November 26th, 2014||0 Comments

GHMP presents at GetHealth

Peter Cardellichio presented our strategy for producing videos for worldwide use at the GetHealth Summit. The conference—held in November in Dublin—focused on innovations that use the power of digital media and mobile technology to help meet the needs of frontline health workers in developing countries, a theme closely matching that of Global Health Media Project. Participants came from many countries, representing government, NGOs, universities, and the digital and IT sectors.

December 13th, 2014||0 Comments
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