"It takes a global village to eliminate a disease" - new interactive trachoma piece from Sightsavers

23 June, 2021

Dear Neil & HIFA colleagues,

Sightsavers have developed an interactive site (https://www.sightsavers.org/global-village/) and animation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt9-0P4u5_0&t=74s) that "feature real members of the trachoma community (including a health worker, a surgeon, an MoH official, a WHO representative and pharma company president) in words, images and videos. The piece shows how these individuals play their part in eliminating trachoma, and calls on the reader to do the same by sharing assets on social media to raise awareness of trachoma."

I am sure that much of this would apply to other diseases that affect low-middle income countries.

Best wishes


HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development (www.globalbiomedia.co.uk). She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group. www.hifa.org/people/steering-group



Email: naimareza AT hotmail.com