Medical Aid Films

I have just looked at one of their films – a film for training traditional birth attendants (and others) which has no spoken dialogue (so it is independent of language) but shows all the actions and equipment needed for a normal birth. They also do interviews – the one I looked at was on the importance of cervical screening for cancer and how nurses at a clinic have encouraged people to attend and use the free screening service to detect pre-cancerous conditions in women.

I haven’t found a way of finding what else what they have done in the way of training films (this is not possible without registering with them but registration is free).

Jo Vallis tells us (via HIFA-Zambia) that someone from Medical Aid Films will be visiting Chitambo Hospital in Zambia to show some of the films in January 2012.

I shall put this on Phi’s Selected Health Information Resources for Africa which can also be accessed by the Phi website

Jean Shaw, Partnerships in Health Information



About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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