“The task of fast and effective education in communities of varied levels of understanding is huge when dealing with a health emergency such as cholera,” said Lucy O’Connell, MSF Health Promoter in Sierra Leone. “It was great to be able to have access to your ‘Cholera Story’ video. I was impressed with the well thought out script and the simple capturing nature of the images; the background music was superb too, children would often start dancing to it at the end of the show!
The movie was shown at sundown, next to the MSF Cholera Treatment Centers on white walls or made up screens, using electricity or generator and loudspeakers.” The Story of Cholera—now available in five African languages common in the Sierra Leone/Guinea region (Krio, Guerzé, Malinké, Poular, and Soussou)—has played a key educational role in combating the spread of cholera in West Africa. It is also being used by UNICEF, the Red Cross, and other international organizations.