Use of YouTube for conveying healthcare information (3)

5 September, 2019

Hello Julie,

It is an interesting point put forward by you as in the past we have successfully shared information among college students, school going students and even adolescents in rural areas to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene, safe sex practices, prevention of the spread of TB and hand hygiene procedures through YouTube videos.

They are particularly useful because A) They can be shared in native languages B) visual information appeared to create a long term and deeper impact in terms of the message being conveyed C) It was easier to learn through direct demonstration than through verbal/written instructions alone (especially while teaching hand hygiene procedures).

Lastly, it can be also be viewed, shared and re-shared through social media hence contributes to longevity.

HIFA profile: Stuti Chakraborty is a 4th year student at Christian Medical College, Vellore. She is a member of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth for the SDG 3 working group, a member of the Commonwealth Youth Health Network, and a young peacebuilder at Youth for Peace International. She has also been a UN volunteer and contributed on various projects centred around WASH, Menstrual Health Awareness and Vocational provision for victims of gender abuse. Her areas of interest include: 1) Disability Prevention 2) Youth engagement in NCDs 3) Neurosciences 4) Community Based Rehabilitation 5) Youth SRHR 6) Gender inequality and disability. stutibb AT gmail.com