Health education

When a Kenyan man discovers he is HIV positive, he turns to a traditional healer for help. But what advice will the witch doctor dispense? This light-hearted film has an important message about the relationship between modern medicine and folk treatments.

Ramkeshari Shrethsa has been teaching women in Kathmandu about family planning for nearly two decades, since before climate change decimated the once-clockwork rainy season. Ramkeshari's daughter Renu is studying for a career in family planning education and believes it decreases the demand for shrinking natural resources.
Agneta Olouch, a primary school teacher in Kibera, was left alone to raise her children when her husband died of AIDS-related complications in 1995. When her health began to deteriorate rapidly, she discovered she was HIV positive herself. Out of this pain and hardship, she summoned the strength to start the Stawi Center, a community center for people of all ages living with HIV.

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering deadly new viruses where they first emerge (passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa) before they claim millions of lives.

Nepal's mother and child mortality rates are among the highest in the world, but now women are training each other as community health volunteers to save lives in their villages.
Reaching out to Egyptian women and couples as they are about to get married, a new program educates newlyweds and women about pregnancy, labor, and newborn healthcare. This vital information is improving infant health outcomes.