Monthly Archives: February 2015

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
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