Monthly Archives: January 2018

Our videos ‒ now in Arabic ‒ help Syrian refugees

UNHCR uses Global Health Media videos to help teach essential newborn care in the Zaatari and Azraq Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. These camps have a combined population of over 100,000 people. Since the majority of midwives, community health workers, and mothers in the camps do not understand English, UNHCR has supported an initiative to translate and narrate a number of our videos in Arabic.

UNHCR selected videos they considered highest priority for their work. There are 25 videos in total, including: eight videos on newborn care, seven videos on the care of small babies, and 10 videos on breastfeeding (primarily those for mothers).

January 31st, 2018||1 Comment

The Story of Cholera teaches hygiene in Vietnam

Hmong children in northwestern Vietnam are learning about basic hygiene from The Story of Cholera. In this short film clip from a school in the Sa Pa District, one of the poorest districts in the country, you can watch them view our popular animation.

Teaching these children basic hygiene is one of the goals of Projet Humanitaire Nord Vietnam (PHNV). The organization was founded by Emie Rathikoun and Julien Olivier after they visited this impoverished mountainous region and learned about the health problems there.

They found The Story of Cholera to be a powerful tool in teaching people how diseases are spread and what they could do to stay healthy. They narrated the video in Hmong, which is spoken by more than half the population of Sa Pa District. They have also narrated a version in Vietnamese.

PHNV is training teachers so they can reach more villages and schools with health information. They also distribute basic hygiene supplies throughout the region, including soap, a toothbrush, and toothpaste.

January 27th, 2018||0 Comments
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