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THE STORY OF CHOLERA
Director: Deborah Van Dyke & Yoni Goodman
Winner of the GLOBAL HEALTH AWARD
ABOUT THE FILM
THE STORY OF CHOLERA will save lives. To help cholera-affected populations around the world, this engaging, educational animation tells the story of 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.
The Global Health Media Project collaborated with award-winning animator Yoni Goodman to produce the animation brief. Developed in response to the devastating cholera epidemic that began in Haiti a year ago, the animation can help affected populations around the world better understand cholera and how to prevent it from spreading. The video is available on the web and free of charge to download to mobile devices, tablets and laptop computers.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports an estimated 3 to 5 million cholera cases annually, resulting in 100,000 to 120,000 deaths worldwide. Cholera can kill quickly and, if not contained, will spread like wildfire. Yet, it is preventable and readily treatable.
The video is being distributed through several global networks of health professionals and organizations to enable it to be widely viewed around the world. Many aid organizations are using it to educate communities in Haiti, still coping with the spread of cholera. It has won five awards and has been watched in 170+ countries. It has been narrated in English, Haitian Creole, and Spanish, with several more languages in the pipeline.
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