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Global Health Media Project invited to mHealth conference

Deb Van Dyke presented our development of “new media” educational content for frontline health workers at the mHealthEd 2012 conference in Cape Town, South Africa on May 29th. The conference highlighted emerging evidence that better and more cost-effective training can be provided for health workers through the use of multimedia content on mobile phones—content that […]

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Maasai subtitling for The Story of Cholera

“There is one moment I will never forget, which took place during the last day of our teaching in the Maasai village of Olosh Oibur. One of our students said a very long prayer, quite an insistent prayer actually. Later when I asked her what she had prayed for, she said to me, ‘I prayed […]

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Flashcards for The Story of Cholera

Teach to Transform (TTT) is teaching about waterborne illness in developing countries. The organizationis using an iPad to show The Story of Cholera video in remote areas to teach people how diarrheal diseases are transmitted and what to do to prevent them. TTT encourages sustainability so they want local people to be able to share the […]

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The Story of Cholera wins award

“This video shows that no matter what the size of an organization, big ideas can lead to significant change” was the announcement made by the awards committee for the 2012 DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. The Story of Cholera won in the Fearless Video category, sponsored by the Case Foundation, where four winners were selected from […]

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Carel Pedre narrates The Story of Cholera in Haitian Creole

The Story of Cholera is now available in Haitian Creole (including an Andeyo version) on our website, and compressed for free download to mobile devices. The narration was done by Carel Pedre, who is well-known throughout Haiti and considered to be one of the most popular radio and TV announcers in the country. Carel is no stranger […]

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Newborn care videos featured on Save the Children’s Healthy Newborn Network Blog

The Healthy Newborn Network (HNN) has featured our video project in an article entitled “Bringing newborn care to life: New videos teach frontline health workers and mothers how to care for newborns.”  HNN is an initiative of Save the Children’s program on Saving Newborn Lives.  HNN is a partnership of organizations and individuals who share […]

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Field-testing of newborn care videos

Our first 10 newborn care videos have been reviewed by many global content experts and the responses have been very positive.  The videos are ready for field-testing among frontline health workers, and more than 20 members of CHILD2015* and GANM** have expressed interest in participating.  The countries represented include Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, South […]

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Harvard School of Public Health website features our work on cholera and newborn care

In News at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), the Global Health Media Project has been featured in an article entitled, “Alumna Hopes Video Will Help Stem the Cholera Tide.” The story covers Deb Van Dyke’s background—a 1993 graduate of HSPH—and inspiration for using video to provide information for health workers around the world.  Key […]

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Vermont Public Radio interviews Global Health Media Project

On February 1, Jane Lindholm, host of the Vermont Edition, interviewed Deb Van Dyke on Vermont Public Radio.  They discussed the inspiration for the Global Health Media Project, the need for videos to provide health care information for people in poor countries, and current projects on cholera and newborn care. Listen to the interview …

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Vermont newspapers feature The Story of Cholera

Vermont media outlets are picking up the compelling work that is being accomplished by our Vermont-based non-profit. The successful completion of our animated film on cholera is garnering attention for both the disease itself and the tools that the Global Health Media Project is working on to combat its spread. Today, the Burlington Free Press […]

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Cholera animation viewed in over 90 countries

The Story of Cholera, announced in our Business Wire press release three weeks ago, has been gaining traction among international viewers. The short animated film has now been watched in over 90 countries. Most viewers were from North America (40%), followed by Asia with 35%, and Europe with 20%. The response so far has been very […]

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The Story of Cholera attracts interest from animators/artists

The Story of Cholera was recently featured on the website of Cartoon Brew, which provides the latest animation news and trends for artists, entertainment executives, and cartoon aficionados. Our original idea for the film was that cholera transmission and prevention could be best understood by making the invisible cholera germs visible, and that animation was […]

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