Online lessons for safer living
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Caring for Someone with AIDSWhat is this lesson about?
Caring for Someone With AIDS
The Caring for someone with AIDS DVD is one of several on the subject of HIV/AIDS in the Education Saves Lives collection. The DVD focuses on the role of friends and families of AIDS sufferers and teaches them how to support and care for their loved one. The DVD teaches about the illness and how it is spread, so the friends and family members can keep themselves safe. The lesson aims to break down common misconceptions about AIDS, such as that it can be spread through the air or by human contact. The DVD also aims to break down prejudices against AIDS sufferers who are often chased out of their communities or blamed for their illness. The viewer is taught to help a person with AIDS, firstly by accepting them, as well as trying to support and care for them. The DVD advises friends and family to talk to an AIDS sufferer and help them prepare for the future, both emotionally and financially. The viewer is also taught how they can help someone in the short term by helping them to stay strong by eating healthily, drinking clean water and taking any necessary medication. The DVD educates the viewer on the illness and its causes, as well as how to support those with the disease.
Having an HIV Test
Having an HIV Test
The Having an HIV Test DVD is one of several on the subject of HIV/AIDS in the Education Saves Lives collection. HIV is a very serious incurable disease; this DVD teaches the importance of getting tested to prevent the spread of it. HIV tests are very simple and require only a blood or a saliva sample. The viewer is taught how easily HIV can be passed on, especially during the first few stages of the illness, before it has been detected. The DVD advises the viewer to get tested at their local health clinic, as well as what to do if they find out they are HIV positive. If a person is HIV positive, they are taught how to take necessary precautions to stop the spread of HIV, as well as the importance of getting the medical help they need.
HIV AIDSWhat is this lesson about?
The HIV/AIDS DVD is our general overview lesson on this important subject. It informs the viewer of the seriousness of the HIV virus and the ways in which it is spread. Although it is incurable, it is important to stop the spread of HIV through education and prevention. The viewer is shown ways of doing this, such as the use of contraception and the sterilising of razors and syringes. The DVD helps to break down some of the common misconceptions about HIV and AIDS, in particular how it can and cannot be passed on. One of the points the viewer is taught is the importance of informing their children about HIV and AIDS. Children are just as much at risk as adults, especially unborn babies, who can contract the virus from their mothers. Education and information are vital in stopping the spread of this very serious disease.
Living with HIV
Living with HIV
This DVD is one of several on the subject of HIV/AIDS in the Education Saves Lives collection. It teaches how HIV is spread, how to prevent it and how to cope if you have the disease. HIV is most commonly spread through unprotected sex and the DVD emphasises the importance of using contraception even if both partners have HIV. The disease can also be spread from a mother to her baby and through contact with HIV infected blood. The viewer is advised to visit their local health centre and get tested if they have any concerns. The lesson teaches how to cope with HIV by confiding in someone and also by ensuring the person with HIV stays healthy through eating good food and drinking clean water. Although HIV is incurable, a sufferer can take medicine to help fight off other illnesses which might attack their weakened immune system. One of the main lessons the viewer learns is that it is still possible to lead a normal life and earn a living even if they have HIV. Discussing and raising awareness of HIV is a vital way of ending discrimination and common misconceptions about the disease.
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.
DiarrhoeaWhat is this lesson about?
The Diarrhoea DVD raises awareness of the seriousness of the illness, which results in many childrens deaths each year. The viewer is taught the dangers of germs and how vitally important toilet hygiene and washing hands with soap and water is in preventing the spread of germs. Diarrhoea is particularly dangerous for children as they lose water quicker than adults and without proper care diarrhoea can lead to other illnesses such as malnutrition. The DVD is a useful guide for parents to help prevent their child from getting diarrhoea and how to treat them if they do. The viewer is taught the importance in keeping their childs fluid levels up by extra breastfeeding if they are young enough, or providing them with lots of clean drinking water. The DVD focuses on how to make a simple rehydration mixture, which can be fed to a child. The viewer is taught the quantities of the mixture and how much and for how long the mixture should be given depending on the childs age. The lesson advises the viewer to take their child to a health clinic if symptoms persist or get worse.
TB Can Be Cured
TB Can Be Cured
TB kills one person every 15 seconds, even though it can almost always be cured with treatment and prevented if the right action is taken. The DVD informs the viewer of how TB is spread by germs in the air and the main symptoms of it. In the DVD the viewer learns the importance of getting medical help if they have any of the symptoms as well as what will happen at a health clinic and the type of treatment they will be given. The most important lesson is how the person must continue their treatment for the full 6-8 months as this will not only cure them of TB, but also prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease. The DVD teaches the importance of getting medical attention and continuing with treatment.
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.