Following evidence-based guidelines and consistent with messages already in place, it was developed in response to the outbreak of cholera in Haiti. Thanks to Translators Without Borders it is now available in fifteen languages and plays a key educational role supporting the activities of UNICEF, the Red Cross, Doctors without Borders and other international organizations fighting the spread of cholera in Thailand, India, Ghana, Cameroon, Zambia, Congo and other African countries.
As the producers wrote "We chose animation because it has the unique ability to make visible the invisible “cholera germ” to help populations understand how transmission occurs [...] By bringing alive concepts that are sometimes poorly understood, we aim to increase awareness of the causes of the disease and prevention in a way that compels people to improve their hygiene."
This brilliant video has won five prestigious awards that recognize its significant contribution to social change, its exceptional educational value, and the high quality of the animation.
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Global Health Media Project aims to help health workers save lives by using advances in ICTs.