An effective way to communicate and inspire change is through visual means. On this page, we highlight global health videos from our members, partners, and colleagues.
For more content, see the “Recommended Videos” playlist on our Youtube channel.
2022 Video Competition Winners
CUGH’s 9th annual video competition in partnership with the Pulitzer Center showcased important global health issues and innovations.
The Gambia is a small, coastal, English-speaking West African nation with a population just under 2 million residents. The country besets the Gambia River, its namesake, and is surrounded by Senegal to the north, east, and south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. In The Gambia, postpartum bleeding, high blood pressure, blood-borne infection, and anemia are consistently the most common causes of maternal mortality. Baylor Global Health is proud to continue its mission to Transform Maternal and Newborn Health in The Gambia!
Classes like New Product Design at the University of Minnesota can merge graduate programs across disciplines to widen the horizons of students and work to solve humanitarian goals. By working in multi-disciplinary teams students gain what they need, such as learning new diverse skills, meeting their graduation requirements, and making a meaningful impact on global issues. Then, by pairing these student groups with sponsors that present global issues rather than corporate ones, long term humanitarian solutions can be generated with relatively little risk.
Air pollution, along with many other environmental factors, affects our health. Air quality is of particular concern in urban settings, especially for women and children. This video from the USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project highlights sources of air pollution, how it impacts the health of women and children, and actions we can take to improve air quality. This video is part of a series focusing on the connection between the environment and maternal and child health. The BHC project is refocusing city policies, planning, and services with a multi-sectoral health equity lens while improving data-driven decision-making for Smart Cities in Indore, India; Makassar, Indonesia; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Da Nang, Vietnam.
Planet Protectors spotlights individuals living at the tipping point of climate change in Madagascar, Indonesia, and Brazil. Our interdependence has never been clearer. This selection features Marovavy from Madagascar, Pak Amirudin from Indonesia, and Dona Maria from Brazil. Health In Harmony works alongside these individuals and their communities by investing in community-designed solutions, which holistically address both human health and the health of the planet. In a ten-year study of the impact of these programs in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, it was found that deforestation in Gunung Palung National Park declined by 70%, $65.3M in above ground carbon was protected, and there was a 90% reduction in number of households relying on logging as a primary income source and a 67% reduction in infant mortality. Results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2020.
Cervical cancer is among the top three most common cancers amongst Caribbean women. To help address this issue, an animation was created in collaboration with the Women in Medicine Association and the Center for BioMedical Visualization at St. George’s University. The educational resource was created to provide sustainable and accessible material as an alternative for in-person outreach efforts, conducted before the pandemic. Aspects like narration by a Caribbean national, along with illustrations reflecting the Grenadian culture, helped the audience to better relate with the information being viewed. Creating relevant digital materials is another step of advancement, into modernizing the current health-promotion strategies and making it accessible through multi-channel campaigns, carried out by the WIM. The initiative was proven to be a successful tool capable of targeting isolated audiences in remote areas, who would otherwise be limited to accessing this important information.
This is an original creative concept showcasing the individuality of mental health and struggles of individuals experiencing absolute poverty. Unedited testimonials to spark a positive impact in global health.