Men’s engagement in Women’s Health – House of Commons event with Panel Discussion
March 2020: On 12th March 2020, VSO and Medical Aid Films hosted an event in the UK’s Palace of Westminster which brought together speaker presentations and an expert panel to discuss the issue of men’s involvement in women’s health.
Medical Aid Film’s Head of Evaluation and Learning, Helen Coombe presented on our Men’s Engagement research in Zambia and was joined by activist Reverend George Buannie, who delivered a keynote speech on male engagement and “Husband Schools” in Sierra Leone.
The Power of Film in Research – Screening & Discussion
January 2020: Hosted in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Manson Lecture Theatre, Medical Aid Films was proud to work in partnership with LSHTM’s ZikaPlan team to screen two films The Power of Self-Injectable Contraception and Hope After Zika followed by a discussion on the use of film and innovative media in global health research.
Medical Aid Films’ Patron, Professor James Logan (LSHTM’s Head of Department of Disease Control) chaired the panel and was joined by Professor Hannah Kuper (LSHTM’s Director of International Centre for Evidence in Disability) Anna Hakobyan (CIFF’s Executive Director, Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation) and our Head of Evaluation and Learning, Helen Coombe.
Big Give Christmas Appeal Launch
December 2019: Ushering in the festive season and launching our Big Give Appeal, Medical Aid Films were hosted at an evening gathering of friends, project partners and supporters. Including a screening of our new appeal film, we had a wonderful night with lots of generous donations. Our total raised was £14,764 – thank you to all those that gave, it makes a huge difference to our work and is so appreciated!
Special dinner celebrates the achievements of Medical Aid Films and our co-founder, Professor Eric Jauniaux
November 2019: Held at the elegant Isabel restaurant in London’s Mayfair, this evening event saw a gathering of supporters, friends and champions of global health mark the vision of our co-founder Prof. Eric Jauniaux by joining together to celebrate the work of his organisation, Medical Aid Films.
Chelsea Physic Garden event with Dr Mike Mosley
July 2019: Blue skies, sun and a stunning setting in London’s historic botanic garden was the setting for TV Dr Michael Mosley’s evening talk on “Food, Medicine and Media” with Medical Aid Films Patron Anne Morrison. A sell out evening of 80 guests joined for the talk in the four acre well-stocked garden nestled on the edge of the River Thames.
Medical Aid Films screen at the Women Deliver Film Festival Vancouver
June 2019: Alongside “Diabetes in Pregnancy: Stories from St Lucia” the inspiring participatory film on economic poverty “Keji Counts” was screened at the Women Deliver Film Festival in Vancouver. Produced by the UK aid-funded Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) programme and Medical Aid Films.
2019 Asian Voice Charity Awards in London
May 2019: Announced at a black-tie dinner at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, Medical Aid Films won the prestigious “Most Enterprising Charity” Award as part of the 2019 Asian Voice Charity Awards. Presented to our Chief Executive Catherine McCarthy and Founder Professor Eric Jauniaux, the team felt hugely honoured to have been shortlisted – and to have won – the award.
BBC Radio 4 Appeal Launches with event at the House of Lords
October 2018: Lord and Lady Leitch hosted our event at the iconic River Room. We were honoured to have Lord Leitch, Professor Lesley Regan and Professor James Logan all give impassioned speeches on the role film can play in delivering health training in low and middle income countries. A great start to our BBC Radio 4 appeal, voiced by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Houses of Parliament screening: Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS)
On Wednesday 29th March 2017 we premiered our new film about a programme transforming the education of a generation of children in South Sudan at the Houses of Parliament. To find out more about the programme click here. The Girls’ Education South Sudan project (GESS) is a DFID funded programme run by Mott MacDonald.
10th Anniversary BAFTA Dinner
On Monday 11th September 2017 we celebrate our 10th anniversary with a very special fundraising dinner at BAFTA. The evening will bring together 120 distinguished guests to enjoy a three-course gourmet dinner and drinks, in the prestigious BAFTA venue. We will have special guest speakers and entertainment, stories of our of our work from around the world, and an exclusive auction raising vital funds for Medical Aid Films.
In December we invited friends and supporters of Medical Aid Films to an evening of drinks, to celebrate how far we have come since our foundation and look forward to our plans for 2018.
Evening Screening at the Medicinema, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.
On the 2nd of November we hosted a special evening screening of our film on the use of the CRADLE VSA at the wonderful Medicinema in Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. To find out more about our work with this novel blood pressure measuring device click here.
Evening drinks with our new Patron, BAFTA’s Anne Morrison
This September, we invite supporters and Friends of Medical Aid Films to an evening to welcome our fabulous new Patron – Anne Morrison. Anne brings a wealth of experience, as a former Director of the BBC Academy, previously the BBC’s Controller of Documentaries and Contemporary Factual, and the second woman ever to Chair BAFTA. She will speak about her experiences as a woman in the film and TV industry and her passion for how film can save lives.
Workshop: Evaluating Global Health Films
In partnership with TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre In the Humanities, we ran a day-long workshop to explore the research methods and evidence for the use of film in global health. Bringing together academics across disciplines and evaluation practitioners engaged in global health and communications, this event was part of a knowledge exchange project to developing an interdisciplinary academic approach for investigating the impact of global health films.
A glimpse behind the scenes of BBC TV series, Call the Midwife
For the Friends of Medical Aid Films speaker series in March, we were joined by Midwife Terri Coates, sharing her experiences as advisor to Call the Midwife. Terri talked about the hit show, as well as about her recent work with Medical Aid Films and sharing her insights from working on Bangladeshi medical education TV drama.
Breakfast screening: A simple intervention to save babies’ lives
In February we screened our new film about an antiseptic gel called chlorhexidine with GSK and Taylor Wessing. This film was produced with the global Chlorhexidine Working Group in response to the UN’s priority list of thirteen ‘life-saving commodities’, recommended by the World Health Organisation for newborn cord care in regions of high neonatal mortality.