Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Story of Ebola wins first place

The MY HERO International Film Festival is now underway, and The Story of Ebola has won 1st place in the Educational Category. The Festival celebrates those who create positive social change using media, art, and technology.

This is the 10th award received by The Story of Ebola. The film is an animated narrative made for “at risk” communities, especially for populations in West Africa experiencing the Ebola epidemic. It makes visible the invisible Ebola germs to help people see and understand how Ebola spreads and how to protect themselves. The film was made in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, and Yoni Goodman.

November 19th, 2016||1 Comment

World Prematurity Day is November 17

Preterm birth is now the leading cause of death for children under five. One in ten babies are born too soon, often with devastating consequences for the baby and family. World Prematurity Day raises awareness of this problem and what is being done about it.

Global Health Media Project will soon release a series of videos to help health workers care for preterm babies in poor countries. These videos teach basic interventions—such as kangaroo mother care, alternative feeding methods, and infection prevention—that can save the lives of many of these babies. The videos demystify the care of small babies—often intimidating to health workers and mothers—and also model caring behavior and tenderness.

The videos complement the new global curriculum called Essential Care of Small Babies developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). AAP is providing technical support on this video series which has partial funding from the Laerdal Foundation.

November 17th, 2016||0 Comments

Rollout of updated Helping Babies Breathe

Deb Van Dyke attended the rollout of the updated Helping Babies Breathe curriculum, held November 1−2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 2nd edition of HBB includes scientific updates, expanded education advice, strengthened implementation guidance, and new quality improvement resources. Key updates include de-emphasis of suctioning and an added option of delayed cord clamping. The meeting was sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and LDS Charities.

November 10th, 2016||1 Comment

GHMP videos featured at WHO/UNICEF breastfeeding congress

The 25th anniversary of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative was celebrated at the BFHI Congress, hosted by WHO and UNICEF in Geneva (October 24-26, 2016). Global Health Media videos were shown throughout the meeting—in English, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Many of the 300+ participants, who came from 133 countries, were introduced to the videos for the first time.

BFHI was established in 1991 to help “protect, promote and support” breastfeeding. Over 20,000 facilities worldwide have been designated as Baby-Friendly facilities.

November 4th, 2016||0 Comments
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