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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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The Story of Cholera is now live on our website

Read press release The Story of Cholera was produced in collaboration with award-winning animator Yoni Goodman. We embarked on this project in response to the outbreak of cholera in Haiti and reports that the population needed basic and accurate messages about the disease. The four-minute animation covers transmission, prevention, signs of cholera, and care in […]

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Animation highlights teaching points for newborn care

One important feature of our newborn care videos is the use of illustrations and brief animations that highlight key teaching points. When we began the post-production process for our first set of videos, we were fortunate to have Lorelei Pepi join our team. Lorelei is an international award-winning independent animator who now teaches at the […]

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Field-testing of our newborn care videos gets underway

We are now in post-production of a third of the 35 vignettes in our newborn care series.  These videos focus on newborn skills and management of newborn problems, and are based on filming at two of our international clinical sites. In April, we partnered with the Maternal and Newborn Centers of Excellence Program in the Dominican […]

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Cholera Epidemic Strikes West and Central Africa

UNICEF News Note Dakar/Geneva; October 11, 2011 UNICEF fights “one of the worst ever” cholera outbreaks in West and Central Africa UNICEF is calling for a redoubling of efforts to combat cholera outbreaks that are claiming lives and affecting large numbers of people across West and Central Africa. This year has seen more than 85,000 reported cases of […]

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More Education and Training Needed to Save Newborns

The Guardian Sarah Boseley; August 31, 2011 Newborn deaths put millennium development goal under threat As more older children survive, slower progress in cutting death rates among babies in the first weeks of life is putting the goal of reducing child deaths by two-thirds in jeopardy Children under the age of five are increasingly likely to survive in poor […]

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Ongoing Need for Cholera Education in Haiti

Press Release from the Center for Economic and Policy Research Date:  August 18, 2011 Contact:  Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460 Web address:  http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-center/ Thousands of Lives Could Be Saved, and Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Managed, With Greater Treatment and Prevention Efforts, CEPR Paper Finds Recent Cholera Spike Was “Entirely Predictable,” Yet Treatment Efforts Fell Off Washington, D.C.  A new paper from the Center for Economic […]

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Cholera Animation Nearing Completion

When the cholera epidemic struck Haiti in October 2010, we quickly began working on a film that would educate people as to how cholera is transmitted, how people could protect themselves from the disease, and what steps to take if they did get sick. Our goal was to convey reliable information with simple visual messages […]

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