Cholera – Mende
The Mende Cholera DVD lesson raises awareness of the dangers of Cholera which if left untreated can be deadly.
The lesson teaches the causes of cholera and how to treat it, as well as advice on how to prevent it.
Cholera is caused by germs and can spread through communities quickly.
It is important that someone with cholera drinks plenty of clean liquids and does not contaminate food or water, which would allow the illness to spread.
The viewer is taught the symptoms of the illness such as diarrhoea and dehydration so they can identify it as quickly as possible and get the medical help that they need.
Cholera can also be treated at home; the DVD teaches how to make a simple rehydration mixture using water, sugar and salt.
Prevention is very important and the viewer is taught four simple steps that can reduce the risk of them getting the illness.
This DVD is part of a series of DVD lessons in Mende on Health.