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Essential teaching points for basic newborn resuscitation

Learning to resuscitate newborns is a skill that comes with practice. This video—Teaching Points for Newborn Resuscitation—demonstrates eleven key teaching points to enhance a trainee’s practical knowledge of the steps of basic newborn resuscitation. The steps follow the Helping Babies Breathe guidelines, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for low-resource settings.

Whereas “Helping Babies Breathe at Birth” shows a live-action newborn resuscitation from birth until the baby is breathing on her own, “Teaching Points for Newborn Resuscitation” highlights the individual steps of the procedure. By focusing on each step—such as drying the baby or clearing the airway—a health worker’s attention is drawn to the important details. This video also gives health workers the opportunity to review individual steps as needed.

2019-07-03T11:40:06+00:00July 1st, 2019|0 Comments

New video shows basic steps of newborn resuscitation

A newborn who doesn’t breathe at birth needs help immediately. Our new video uses live footage to show the basic steps of newborn resuscitation using the internationally renowned Helping Babies Breathe guidelines.

Training birth attendants in neonatal resuscitation is critical to helping save the one million babies who die each year from birth asphyxia (WHO). Helping Babies Breathe is an evidence-based hands-on training program developed for low-resource settings by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A tremendous amount of time and effort has gone on “behind the scenes” to find optimal clinical sites and ensure the accuracy and authenticity of our resuscitation videos. We are grateful to LDS Charities and our individual and family donors for their generous funding, and to numerous people from all over the world who have given their time and expertise so generously to make these videos a reality.

2019-07-03T11:37:09+00:00June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

First Foods Videos now available in Yoruba

First Foods for Young Children is now available in Yoruba—the third most popular native language in Nigeria with over 30 million speakers—at this link. Over 40% of Nigerian children under five suffer from stunting (impaired growth and development often due to poor nutrition), while over 5% suffer from severe acute malnutrition (see UNICEF). These films have already been narrated in Hausa, the most popular native language in Nigeria spoken by more than 60 million.

“First Foods”—produced in collaboration with UNICEF—is a collection of 17 videos (for both health workers and caregivers) that provide key messages on when, what, and how to feed young children from ages 6 months to 2 years. Nigeria was one of the countries where these videos were filmed, along with Kenya and Nepal. The blending of footage from these diverse settings should make the videos useful teaching tools in low-resource areas around the world.

2019-06-12T21:24:43+00:00June 12th, 2019|0 Comments

French videos available on feeding young children

First Foods for Young Children—produced in collaboration with UNICEF—is now available in French at this link. These 17 films—for both health workers and caregivers—provide key messages on when, what, and how to feed young children from ages 6 months to 2 years.

The availability of these films in French will give many more people in West and Central Africa access to this content. It is estimated that 120 million people in the 24 francophone countries in this region speak French.

2019-06-12T20:58:43+00:00May 27th, 2019|0 Comments

The Story of Ebola helping in the Congo

The Ebola outbreak in the Congo (DRC) is the second largest on record. Conditions on the ground are challenging due to distrust rooted in decades of conflict and violence. But The Story of Ebola is being used extensively by the Red Cross (IFRC), MSF/Doctors Without Borders, and other aid organizations to reach community leaders, traditional chiefs, and villagers.

These organizations are finding creative ways to show the film to as many people as possible, including traveling to villages with laptops and small projectors. MSF also shows the animation on a TV screen in the information area of Ebola treatment centers.

The Story of Ebola is an engaging story that helps teach people about the disease and how it spreads, which is crucial to help in containing the outbreak. To reach more people in the Congo, The Story of Ebola is now available in Swahili, French, and Lingala.

2019-04-25T20:11:16+00:00March 25th, 2019|1 Comment

An inspiring story for World Prematurity Day (November 17)

Recognizing that mothers of small premature babies could play a vital role in their baby’s survival, Samuel Byiringiro (a nurse in Rwanda) narrated several of our small baby videos in Kinyarwanda to show them to mothers in waiting rooms and neonatal units. Thanks to Sam’s initiative, the videos are now available to teach mothers at hospitals all over Rwanda.

Our Small Baby Video Series provides essential visuals that teach health workers and caregivers how to care for these vulnerable babies. Simple interventions can be lifesaving in any setting: keeping babies warm with skin-to-skin care, feeding mother’s milk by cup and breast, infection prevention, and knowing danger signs.

Over 20,000 copies of the small baby videos have been downloaded from our website. The two most popular videos are Cup Feeding and Expressing the First Milk.

When first released in early 2017, the videos were produced in English, French, and Spanish. Some of the videos have since been narrated in Arabic, Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Burmese (Myanmar), Bangla (Bangladesh), and Luo (Kenya). Initiatives are now underway to narrate the videos for Nepal, Tanzania, Pakistan, and Ghana.

The Small Baby Video Series was developed in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to complement the Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB) curriculum, which is based on the latest WHO guidelines.

2019-04-25T20:11:16+00:00November 17th, 2018|4 Comments

The Story of Cholera combats Somalia epidemic

Our award-winning public health animation, The Story of Cholera, is being broadcast on national television to help combat the cholera epidemic in Somalia. The World Health Organization (WHO) is also showing the video in selected “hot spots” to educate the population alongside its cholera vaccination campaign.

Public health authorities around the world have used The Story of Cholera in their efforts to stem outbreaks of this dreaded disease, as well as for community education on sanitation and hygiene. So far in 2018, the video has been narrated in Shona (Zimbabwe), Chichewa (Malawi), Rohingya (refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh), Malagasy (Madagascar), Tok Pisin (Papua New Guinea), Tsotsil (Mexico), and Vietnamese.

2019-04-25T20:11:16+00:00November 13th, 2018|1 Comment

Survive and Thrive Report for 2012–2017 Now Available

The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance, established in 2012 to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes, has released their final report highlighting key achievements, including the development of an evidence-based training methodology for maternal and newborn care. Global Health Media Project contributed to this effort with the development of teaching videos that complement the core training programs (Helping Babies Survive and Helping Mothers Survive) developed by partners within the Alliance. Our videos are organized in four series covering small baby care, newborn care, breastfeeding, and childbirth.

Survive & Thrive has played an important role in improving newborn and maternal health outcomes worldwide, supporting countries in strengthening national programs and training over 500,000 health workers in low-resource settings. The report summarizes these achievements and includes lessons learned for future maternal, newborn, and child health initiatives.

2019-04-25T20:11:16+00:00August 14th, 2018|3 Comments

World Breastfeeding Week starts August 1

This year’s slogan for World Breastfeeding Week is Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life, highlighting breastfeeding as the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers (WABA – World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action).

Global Health Media Project supports breastfeeding worldwide with teaching videos for both health workers and mothers. We now have breastfeeding videos available in 27 languages, and narration is underway for 12 additional languages.

The videos for health workers teach them how to observe breastfeeding so that they can provide mothers with better guidance on how to position and attach their baby as well as manage common problems. The videos for mothers show them best practices in a way that is easy to understand and follow.

2019-04-25T20:11:16+00:00July 30th, 2018|1 Comment

More breastfeeding videos available in Burmese

Our video library continues to expand with the addition of narrations in other languages. We’ve just added 10 breastfeeding videos narrated in Burmese, and now have a complete set of Burmese breastfeeding videos for mothers.

These videos were translated and narrated by the Filmaid Foundation, Thailand. Funding support for this work was provided by Perseverance Lodge of Hong Kong No. 1165 E.C.—facilitated by The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust—as well as by FilmAid Asia.

This brings the total number of videos we now have available in Burmese to 24. This week we also added “Continuous Skin-to-Skin Care,” which was translated and narrated by Save the Children-Myanmar. Other Myanmar languages that are included in our video library include Karen, Shan, and Pa’O.

2019-04-25T20:11:16+00:00June 24th, 2018|0 Comments