Project Example

The Story of Cholera

This 4.5 minute video was produced in response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010, following that country’s devestating earthquake. The video features a young boy who helps a health worker save his father and then guides his village in preventing cholera from spreading. By making the invisible cholera germs visible, this simple animated narrative brings to life the teaching points of cholera prevention.

It has been used extensively to educate cholera-affected populations in Haiti and in West Africa during 2011. Senior staff from UNICEF and other humanitarian organizations have praised the film’s ability to empower local populations to improve their hygiene and protect themselves from cholera.

It has won many awards, and is used by multiple organizations worldwide. It is available in English and Arabic.

Source: Global Health Media Project

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019