Short engaging videos provide a simple and effective solution to help health workers gain the knowledge and basic skills known to save lives.
In low-resource settings where literacy and language are obstacles to learning, step-by-step visual instruction has an enormous advantage, especially when voiced-over in the local language. Video draws the eyes and ears to all the subtleties that make for good skill acquisition, and can make learning “stick.”
The value of video as a tool to teach medical procedures and practices is already well established in the developed world. Yet even though worldwide access to digital video is growing, such videos remain vastly underutilized and largely unavailable in developing countries.