We just released a brief animation, The Story of Coronavirus (Part 1), covering how the virus is spread and ways to protect yourself and others.
Now more than ever, this animated film is needed to provide relevant and lifesaving information to communities across the world. As we know, Covid-19 is surging in many regions across the world, with more than 50 million confirmed cases and over 1.3 million deaths. Countries that successfully suppressed initial outbreaks are now seeing infections rise again. By making the invisible coronavirus visible, we aim to help people immediately grasp how easily the disease is transmitted. And by communicating lifesaving prevention practices in simple and visual ways, we hope to help them make necessary behavior changes to protect themselves and others and slow the spread of the disease.
The Story of Coronavirus is being developed in collaboration with award-winning animator Yoni Goodman, who also partnered with us on our cholera and Ebola films (viewed hundreds of millions of times). The content has been reviewed by experts from CDC, IFRC and UNICEF.
Part 2—coming soon—will continue with a brief story about a family caring for their sick mother.
You can watch the film at this link: (https://youtu.be/ogBXkJ06nN8). It can be downloaded from our website using this link: (https://bit.ly/ghmp-TSOCV). Please contact us if you would like to translate and narrate the film in other languages than English.
Thanks and kind regards,
Deborah Van Dyke, Director
CHIFA profile: Deborah Van Dyke is the Founder and Director of Global Health Media Project, an organization producing videos that bring to life critical health care information for providers and populations in low-resource settings. She is a clinician filmmaker ? bringing to this work more than 30 years in family practice, an MPH from Harvard and international field experience, mostly with MSF/Doctors Without Borders. Deb is the designer and builder of the teaching videos during all phases of GHM projects. deb AT globalhealthmedia.org