Kufa au Kupona (Life or Death)

A new docudrama following three families fighting against malaria. This innovative film uses interview and dramatic re-enactments by the actual characters to portray their life and death struggles with this deadly disease.

Produced in conjunction with Media for Development International.

The Children of Muhimbili

A short film about the amazing children at Muhimbili Children’s Cancer Ward in Tanzania. Since 2008, Children in Crossfire have been supporting a project providing free cancer care to children in Tanzania. By supplying essential chemotherapy drugs, employing medical staff, and improving protocols, survival rates have increased from 20% to 60%. The aim is to achieve the international standard of 85 % survival rate. Check out www.childrenincrossfire.org

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria

A new film about the fight to eradicate polio in Nigeria made with UNICEF, WHO and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Nigeria is one of just four countries in the world where polio is endemic.

A Mother’s Story

In Northern Nigeria, rates of maternal, newborn and child mortality are amongst the highest in the world.
This film looks at an innovative new programme that is helping local communities to improve the health services including antenatal and postnatal care, safer deliveries, care for newborns and infants, better nutrition, and routine immunization against preventable diseases.

The programme is funded and supported by UKaid from the Department for International Development and the State Department of the Norwegian Government.

Free Medical Camp in Tanzania

On March 18, 2012, the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay organised a medical camp in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Over 750 Tanzanians were screened for HIV, malaria, hypertension and other common diseases. They were treated as necessary, given medication and glasses as needed, and some were referred to a regional hospital. Over 100 volunteers contributed to provide these services for free to those who needed it most. Rotary intend to continue this public service.

Braids not AIDS: hairdressers tackle HIV in Zimbabwe

Tackling HIV and AIDS in the developing world is an immense challenge which means going beyond treating the disease to focusing on prevention. There is no one-size-fits-all solution any response must be tailored to the specific needs of each country and of the groups most vulnerable to AIDS. The UKs Department for International Development works with governments and other partners in a huge range of programmes to target the problems that contribute most to the spread of HIV and AIDS across the world.

Through a programme funded by the Department for International Development and run by PSI, hairdressers in Harare, Zimbabwe – are trained to give advice on safe sex and the benefits of using female condoms.

UNICEF: Campaign to vaccinate 53 million against polio

OGUN, Nigeria, 30 March 2009 In the village of Madoga, trained community health workers from Nigeria and Benin Republic work together to reach all the children in the community. They are part of a mass campaign synchronised between eight West African countries that has aimed to reach more than 50 million children with the polio vaccine over the last four days.

Nigeria is one of just four countries in the world with endemic polio. In 2003, controversy surrounding the vaccine resulted in many parents refusing to immunise their children. This led to a large increase in the number of cases, and the reinfection of seven other African countries.

The Nigerian Government is determined to eradicate polio. With the support of UNICEF, the World Health Organization, Rotary International, they are leading the initiative.

To read the full story, visit http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/nigeria_48969.html