Zika hit the headlines in 2015 as the newest tropical borne viral infection. While adults don’t usually suffer severe complications, the implications for pregnant women and their newborn babies are life-changing.
Although the news focus on Zika has subsided, many thousands of families are still affected – so how much do you actually know about Zika?
Medical Aid Films has also been proud to work in partnership with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to produce a short film, Hope After Zika.
The film documents how the communities affected by congenital Zika syndrome have come together to learn from and support each other in the years since the outbreak.
A story of love and friendship, this short documentary explores how communities can work together to bring up happy and healthy children under the most challenging of circumstances.
Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
UPDATE: Missed the event? WATCH the recording of the screening & panel discussion.
Date: 12:45 – 13:45, Tuesday 14 January 2020
Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT
We know that film has the power to transform health education. Followed by a panel discussion, join us in a screening of two of our short films, Hope After Zika and The Power of Self-Injectable Contraception made in partnership with LSHTM and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) respectively.
Discussing the use of innovative media in global health research alongside the way film can positively impact people’s health and wellbeing around the world are CIFF’s Anna Hakobyan, LSHTM’s Prof Hannah Kuper and Prof James Logan (LSHTM) and Medical Aid Films’ Head of Evaluation and Learning, Helen Coombe.
Hosted by our partners at LSTHM, seats are available on first come, first served basis.
For more information see LSHTM’s event page.