Online lessons for safer living
See below for lessons available in this language.
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Please note: Lessons marked with may not be suitable for young children and some audiences.
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.
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.