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This lesson teaches the viewer about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.
Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequentlyRegularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Maintain social distancingMaintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouthWhy? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care earlyStay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.
Caring for Someone With AIDS
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.
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.
HIV/AIDS A Guide For Children
HIV AIDS A Guide For Children
The HIV/AIDS: A Guide For children DVD explains to children that having HIV needn’t change their lives completely. They can still hug and kiss their family and friends, go to school, and play and have fun with their friends as normal. The DVD dispels commonly held myths about how HIV can and cannot be transmitted. It teaches that you cannot catch HIV by sharing cups, spoons, clothes, toys or living in the same house, but stresses the importance of covering cuts and wounds and not touching syringes, needles or razor blades. The DVD emphasises that those with HIV/AIDS are not bad people, though others may not understand this and be cruel or unkind. The importance of antiretroviral medicine, blood tests and health clinics is stressed. Talking about HIV/AIDS with others particularly after bereavement is suggested, as is the caring for a relative with AIDS. The whole lesson demonstrates audiovisually that a child with HIV may sometimes feel ill, but the child can still have fun and play with friends. The DVD tries to make the child feel as normal as possible.
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.
Dangers of Alcohol
Dangers of Alcohol
This DVD teaches that, although drinking alcohol is a common social activity, drinking too much and too often can cause serious harm to yourself and those around you. The viewer is taught the effect too much alcohol has on the body as it can slowly damage the different organs and can cause death. It is particularly dangerous for pregnant women to drink alcohol as it can have an effect on their unborn childs health. The lesson teaches the dangers of trying to drive, operate machinery and look after children under the influence of alcohol as it slows down reactions and can cause someone to put their own life or others lives in danger. The viewer is taught the dangers of how alcohol can change a persons behaviour and cause violence or depression. The lesson teaches to drink alcohol in moderation as it is expensive and harmful to your health and can cause harm to those around you.
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.
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 which foods are good for your health to enable the viewer to keep themselves and their family healthy. The lesson emphasises the importance of a mixed diet, as many people are reliant on maize or rice as their only food. The lesson covers the different food groups and how each one can provide the body with nutrients in order to keep it strong and protected as well as give a person energy. The viewer is also advised which foods to avoid, such as sweets and fizzy drinks, to help them maintain a healthy weight. The DVD teaches that small changes to a persons diet can make a difference and help protect them and their families from illness.
BECOMING A WOMAN
Becoming a Man
This DVD teaches boys and young teenagers about the physical and emotional changes they will go through to become a man.