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Avoiding Malaria raises awareness of the dangers of malaria and the shocking fact that many die from it every year. With immediate treatment and more information, lives could be saved. The disease can affect anyone, with pregnant women and children most at risk. The DVD covers the causes and symptoms of malaria and when people are most at risk of getting it. The DVD also informs the viewer on how to prevent malaria, emphasising the importance of bed nets and insecticides. The prevention of mosquitoes breeding can also drastically reduce cases of malaria. The DVD gives vital and informative information on how to prevent malaria, as well as how to recognise the symptoms of it and what to do if you or someone you know contracts it.
Bednets Save Lives
Bednets Save Lives
This DVD complements the Education Saves Lives lesson on Avoiding Malaria. This lesson raises awareness of malaria and its symptoms and also how to prevent against it. The viewer is taught how malaria is spread by mosquitoes and how to protect themselves by using a bed net. Mosquitoes are most active at night so bed nets are a vital way to protect against them. The viewer is taught the importance of using a bed net every night and ensuring it covers the whole bed. The DVD also teaches the importance of looking after a bed net by treating it with insecticide and repairing it if it becomes damaged.
This DVD teaches mothers how vitally important it is to immunise their children. Getting their children immunised at a young age can prevent life threatening diseases such as measles and polio. Mothers are taught that alongside breastfeeding, immunisation is crucial in protecting their children and keeping them healthy. The DVD shows how immunisations are given, as well as what side effects to expect and what to do if a child becomes ill after being immunised. The lesson teaches how all children must be immunised and it is important that, if an immunisation is given as a series of injections, they must complete the whole series.
The Basic Hygiene DVD stresses to the viewer the importance of keeping themselves, their children and their home clean and gives advice on how to achieve this. Poor hygiene is the basis of illnesses spread through germs so it is important for the viewer to learn how to maintain good hygiene. The washing of hands with soap and water is the basis of good hygiene and viewers are taught to encourage their children to do the same. The lesson teaches about toilet hygiene, food preparation, child and baby hygiene and how to keep houses clean. The DVD also covers safe drinking water and gives advice and tips on how to obtain it. The viewer is taught the basics of good hygiene and how vital it is to prevent the spread of germs and disease.
This DVD teaches the importance of using safe water and how to obtain it. Unsafe water can be dangerous as it can cause illness and is particularly harmful to babies and young children. The lesson teaches the viewer to always get water from a clean, safe source such as a pipe or a pump, rather than an open pool. If they do not have access to a safe source the viewer is taught how to make their water safe by boiling it to kill off any germs. They are also shown a simple method of purifying water by letting it stand in a clear bottle or container in sunlight for a couple of days. The DVD teaches how to store water to ensure it stays safe and clean.
MOTHER AND BABY
You and Your New Baby
You and Your New Baby
This DVD aims to teach mothers about pregnancy, childbirth and how to look after their new baby. The viewer is advised to visit a health worker if they think they are pregnant and regularly visit a clinic right up until their baby is born. The lesson teaches pregnant women the importance of keeping themselves healthy, to ensure their baby stays healthy. Breastfeeding is essential for the first 4-6 months after childbirth, although other methods of feeding are also discussed later in cases where breastfeeding is not possible. It is important mothers provide their baby with several freshly prepared meals a day to help them grow bigger and stronger. The lesson also teaches how to care for a child if it becomes ill and how vital it is that a baby is immunised within the first year of its life.