This video highlights the success of the Community Case Management Project in the Sud Ubangi District of DRC implemented by Population Service International with local affiliate l”Association de Sante Familiale.
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is an evidence-based educational program to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques in resource-limited areas. It is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program, the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), and a number of other global health stakeholders.The HBB curriculum is designed for use as part of a coordinated educational approach to early neonatal care and can be effectively combined with other curricula. It is much more than a classroom-based educational program. Its system-based focus is designed to change clinical practice across systems of care. For more information about HBB, please refer to www.helpingbabiesbreathe.com.
This submission is being made on behalf of the Helping Babies Breathe Global Development Alliance.
Sophie Blackall and Olive draw their week in India
This 3-minute video captivates audiences from start to finish as award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall and her daughter Olive explain how Indian health workers are undertaking one of the biggest public health campaigns in history. Using two black markers and a whiteboard, Sophie and Olive show the world how India is going to eliminate measles and tell donors everywhere just how easy it is to help.
An estimated 56,000 Indian kids died of measles in 2011 – about one-third of measles deaths globally. They died because they didn’t have access to a powerful, simple, vaccine that costs just $1 to deliver.
Now India is trying to change this. The country is finishing a measles campaign that aims to reach 134 million children. It’s a massive undertaking, spanning some of the most populated, poorest and hottest places on earth.
In April 2013, Sophie and Olive travelled to India with the Measles & Rubella Initiative, to witness India’s measles campaign first-hand. They talked to families, health workers and organizers in urban schools and rural villages. Now, they’ve drawn what they learned, as only two artists can, reminding us that measles moves fast, and that we can and must move faster.
Sophie Blackall has drawn more than 20 books, including the best-selling Ivy & Bean series, and the love stories captured in Missed Connections. As champion for measles elimination, she’s travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo and produced the beautiful exhibit “Let Every Child Have a Name.”
The video captions are available with the YouTube video.
Tina Musoke: UNFoundation - email@example.com
Christine McNab: Measles & Rubella Initiative – ChristineMcNab@gmail.com
The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) raised awareness of its work in South Africa by capturing the testimonials of mothers living in urban communities of Johannesburg, who use MAMA’s mobile messages. Each mother discussed the value of timely, stage-based messages that helped them care for themselves and their babies, which puts the power of health in their hands. After the national launch of MAMA South Africa on May 9th, the video premiered in a PBS online story that was circulated on twitter, Facebook, and throughout the United Nations Foundation.
The story of Asha Rani, a young mother living in the slums of Bangladesh, informed the global community about the power of mobile health. Her story highlighted the importance of culturally-sensitive, timely, stage-based mobile messages that continue to put the power of health in every mama’s hand. Through the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) in Bangladesh, Asha received vital health information through her mobile phone to better care for herself and her baby. Her story was shared at the mHealth Summit in Washington, DC and has since helped raise awareness about the importance of MAMA’s work in the developing world at the Mobile World Congress in Spain and throughout the Global Mom Relay, a virtual relay that connected moms everywhere through the power of social media in support of the United Nation’s Every Woman Every Child movement to help women and children lead healthy lives. In addition, Asha’s story was shared by celebrity Lynda Lopez, co-founder of the Lopez Foundation and sister of Jennifer Lopez, who served as the Global Mom Relay co-chair. Furthermore, Asha’s story was featured at the Mom + Social summit in New York, which was attended by MNCH experts and celebrity mothers.
PARTNERSHIP submission: Internews with Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation journalist, Marie Yambo. Video – LONG
My own flesh and blood, a documentary on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who inject drugs, was broadcast twice on prime time on Kenya’s public broadcaster, the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation. The high profile broadcast of a feature that combines drug use, child neglect and a threat to maternal health predictably created a media frenzy. Beyond the storm was recognition of a problem rarely portrayed with such dignity and honesty. Because of Internews conviction that those most affected needed to see the story, a public screening was arranged. Religious and cultural leaders, activists and recovering drug addicts turned up in large numbers at Mombasa Women’s Association Hall for the screening. As the moving documentary came to a conclusion, the audience spoke of the growing number of women who inject drugs and with it risk of HIV infection yet there are no rehabilitation facilities at the Coast for women.
The documentary has also been made available as a resource for similar programs – and has been widely screened to affected groups, followed by discussion on the topic and on interventions to mitigate these child and maternal health challenges – as perhaps the most meaningful impact comes from targeted and focused viewing and related community engagement.
PARTNER submission: Internews partner, Kenya News Agency journalist William Inganga
Video – LONG
Partner, journalist William Inganga’s Blood Betrayal tackles the taboo subject of incest: the horror for the child victims, the accompanying HIV risk and the poignancy of relatives protecting perpetrators, because the shame is too much to bear – leaving victims even more vulnerable. The 15-minute piece by Internews fellow William Inganga of KNA was aired on NTV on January 17 during the 9pm Prime Time news. It is an unusual step for a broadcaster to show a long form piece of journalism within the news slot, but NTV programmers knew it would have the desired impact. The reaction of NTV viewers to indicates that Kenyans yearn for compelling stories with depth.
“Sad…Why do men do such things?” a viewer commented after watching the documentary on You Tube.
“These brave parents should be awarded for standing up for their children …”
These were comments by just some of the more than three thousand people who watched Blood Betrayal, on NTV’s YouTube site and posted comments.- See more at: http://www.internewskenya.org/article.php?id=328#sthash.BGsej4p4.dpuf
Immunization in Pakistan: Challenges and Perseverance
Produced by Doune Porter, filmed and edited by Ryan Youngblood
Routine immunization in Pakistan is in crisis; beset by conflict, violence and poverty and disrupted by constitutional changes devolving authority to regional governments, children in Pakistan are dying from diseases that are easily preventable. A recent outbreak of measles killed more than 500 children and Pakistan remains one of just three polio-endemic countries. But this video highlights the opportunities for improving immunization in Pakistan and the inspiring people – from senior government level to health workers in remote villages – who are striving to make that happen.
The video was produced for the GAVI Alliance to encourage donors to invest in immunization, in Pakistan and other low-income countries. It was first shown at the Global Vaccine Summit, co-hosted by Bill Gates and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, held in Abu Dhabi in April 2013 during World Immunization Week. The Summit focused on energizing commitment to saving children’s lives and finally putting an end to polio through immunization.
The producers of the video also made a version in Urdu for use in Pakistan to inspire health workers and encourage parents to vaccinate their children.
In 2012, as East Africa recovered from record drought, we called on the Future Fortified community to help invest in good nutrition in Kenya. And thanks to them, we achieved our goal and right now we are reaching over 20,000 children in southern Kenya with home nutrition packets - small packets filled with the essential nutrients children need to live, grow and learn.
Kenya Fortified is possible because of an incredible network of powerful, local women — community leaders, health workers and mothers — working together to help nourish the future.
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We also know that progress in the most impoverished parts of our world enriches us all, not only because it creates new markets, more stable order in certain regions of the world, but also because it’s the right thing to do. You know in many places people live on little more than a dollar a day. So the United States will join with our allies to eradicate such extreme poverty in the next two decades: by connecting more people to the global economy, by empowering women, by giving our young and brightest minds new opportunities to serve and helping communities to feed, power and educate themselves, by saving the world’s children from preventable deaths, and by realizing the promise of an AIDS-free generation, which is within our reach.
Assistant Administrator Ariel Pablos-Mendez just returned from the Call to Action in India. Read his new blog.
Blog post by William Hammink, India Mission Director