This research tested the effectiveness of using Global Health Media Project videos to increase a mother’s knowledge and confidence in caring for her newborn.
The study was done in Kigali, Rwanda in 2018. Two hospitals were included in the study: University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) and Muhima District Hospital (MDH).
Fifty-nine mothers participated in the study. They were shown “Increasing Your Milk Supply, for mothers” narrated in Kinyarwanda, their native language. They were tested before and after watching the video.
The results showed a significant improvement in knowledge and confidence after viewing the video. For this reason, the authors concluded that video education has the potential to improve the care that mothers can provide to their babies. This is particularly important in countries like Rwanda where there is a shortage of trained health workers.
The full study has been submitted for journal publication and is described in more detail here.