DANBURY, CT USA – 12 April 2016 – Global Health Media Project and TWB collaborate on the production of videos translated into three languages that will help close the gap in knowledge of health workers based in low-resource areas.
Global Health Media Project has just released seven new instructional videos that provide clinical guidance for health workers treating young infants in low-resource areas. The videos highlight new ground-breaking WHO guidelines that cover the management of sick young infants in situations where referral to a hospital is not feasible. In line with its mission to provide vital knowledge to people in their language, Translators without Borders translated the videos into French, Spanish and Swahili, so that they can be more widely distributed and understood.
The videos, produced with the support of the Save the Children, include three live-footage videos of sick babies showing the importance of recognizing clinical signs in: Managing Severe Infections, Critical Illnesses, and Fast Breathing as a Single Sign of Illness. They also include four “how-to” videos: Preparing and Giving Oral Amoxicillin, Preparing Ampicillin and Gentamicin for Injection, Giving an Intramuscular Injection, and Home Visit for the Newborn. They are available at http://globalhealthmedia.org/videos/.
Many health workers based in remote areas do not have adequate training in newborn care, which is one reason why these videos are of great relevance in the training process, and are also very important for mothers and caregivers.
Thanks to the collaboration with Translator without Borders, whose translators have translated scripts for Global Health Media Project since 2012, the videos are available not only in English but also French, Spanish and Swahili. Translators without Borders is providing the Swahili voiceover for the videos through their Kenyan Translation Center based in Nairobi, Kenya.
About Global Health Media Project – Global Health Media Project, founded by Deborah Van Dyke, produces instructional videos for health workers and communities. Their mission is to improve health care in low-resource areas by providing essential information in a clear, accessible format, giving health workers the training they need to save lives.
For more information, please visit: http://globalhealthmedia.org
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