The Health for All Film Festival

10 April, 2020

Dear All,

I use this opportunity to share with you recent news about The Health for All Film Festival

WHO receives nearly 1300 entries for inaugural film festival

For its inaugural Health for All film festival, WHO received 1265 submissions from 119 countries. Entries focused on a wide range of topics, such as the challenges of providing health-care in remote areas and countries in conflict, the realities of living and battling cancer, and the courage and resilience of nurses and midwifes in the face of the most challenging of circumstances.

The Health for All Film Festival aims to put storytelling power in the hands of film-makers and seeks to showcase the role of individuals and communities as champions for health and well-being.

Filmmakers were invited to submit a short film for one of three categories: video reports, animation or nurses and midwives (2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife).

Film has a unique ability to make us feel, laugh, cry and think - to influence how we behave and the decisions we make. Filmmakers have the potential to influence health and catalyze change.

Youtube WHO's Director-General on film festival ---

Youtube playlist on video reports category ---

Youtube playlist on video animations category ---

Youtube playlist on Nurses and Midwives category ---

More information:

Linkedin ---

Facebook ---

Twitter Jurors announcement ---

Twitter Official Selection announcement ---

Twitter Official Selection announcement 2 ---

Twitter Video reports/ category 1 ---

Twitter Animation films/ category 2---

Twitter Nurses and Midwives/ category 3 ---

All my best regards.

Isabelle Wachsmuth

Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Office: +41 (0)22 791 3175


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HIFA profile: Isabelle Wachsmuth-Huguet, MSc, MPH has been working for World Health Organization (WHO) since 2003 and has 20 years of expertise on international network promoting and implementing knowledge management solutions in both high and low income countries. She is currently Project manager, Health Systems and Innovation Cluster, Service Delivery & Safety (SDS), Emerging Issues, Quality Universal Health Coverage (QUHC), at WHO Geneva. She is also the coordinator and lead moderator of the WHO Global Francophone Forum - Health Information For All (HIFA-Fr: She is a member of the HIFA working group on Multilingualism.

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