Monthly Archives: June 2012

More accolades for The Story of Cholera

The Story of Cholera has now won five prestigious awards that recognize its significant contribution to social change, its exceptional educational value, and the high quality of the animation. The awards are:  DoGooder Nonprofit Video Award (Case Foundation Fearless Video); Best Shorts Competition; The Indie Fest (two Awards!), and a Bronze Telly Award.

The animation has also been selected to compete in several acclaimed international film festivals.  The Story of Cholera was among 170 films chosen for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France), out of more than 2,400 entries. It is one of six animation films recently screened at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.  And it has been chosen to compete in the upcoming Imagine Science Film Festival (Dublin), one of only 80 films to receive this honor.

June 27th, 2012||0 Comments

Dalberg report features Global Health Media Project

The work of Global Health Media Project is featured in a new report by Dalberg Global Development Advisors: Preparing the next generation of community health workers: the power of technology for training. The report highlights the essential role of community health workers as the only source of care for millions of people in low-resource settings.

It examines the opportunities to use multimedia digital content to provide more effective and lower-cost training for these frontline providers:

A generation ago, few would have dreamed that mobile technology would create five billion points of contact around the world or that nine out of 10 internet users in Sub-Saharan Africa would access the internet through mobile devices. They could not have imagined how innovative technologies such as Skype, Facebook, and African-born solutions like M-PESA would transform spheres of business, politics, and society.

What if these same, disruptive technologies could be applied to transform global health for the next generation?

Download the full report

June 15th, 2012||0 Comments

Global Health Media Project invited to mHealth conference

Deb Van Dyke presented our development of “new media” educational content for frontline health workers at the mHealthEd 2012 conference in Cape Town, South Africa on May 29th. The conference highlighted emerging evidence that better and more cost-effective training can be provided for health workers through the use of multimedia content on mobile phones—content that Global Health Media Project is already producing.

June 5th, 2012||0 Comments
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