Films for patients

Animations about vaccination, Covid, HIV and pregnancy

Many countries have now lifted Covid restrictions and lockdowns. These short animated films provide guidance in the new normality where we learn to live with the virus. Some are aimed at a broad audience and are suitable for TV and social media campaigns. Others have more specific audiences, particularly pregnant women attending ante-natal sessions. They were produced in partnership with research institutions in Zimbabwe, Uganda and UK.

All about COVID-19: Advice for communities in India

How does coronavirus (COVID-19) spread? What are the symptoms? Who is at risk? How can you protect yourself and your family? This short animation answers these questions.

Mr Splash counsels on HIV

An HIV counselling film for Malawi, this film explains everything someone living with HIV needs to know to live positively. It is designed to be shown at group counselling sessions or on individual phones, freeing up counsellors’ time to answer questions and address individual problems where patients need support.


This film is about a research study which confirms what those growing up with HIV have known for a long time: they are just the same as anyone else and being HIV positive should not hold them back. It is put together and presented by young people living with HIV who took part in the study as a guide about the research for other HIV positive young people.

Choezom’s story: All about TB (2017, 34 mins.  Lhasan Tibetan and English)

This film tells the story of Tibetan nun as she recovers from TB. The film is designed to give information to patients and to Tibetan communities, about TB, its diagnosis, cure and prevention. The imagery is built from photos taken on a trip to Tibet by UK doctors, and recreates the beauty of the monasteries and mountains.

Diabetes course for Clinicians, Health workers and Patients

Seven films form the backbone of a two day Diabetes training course, originally carried out in Malawi. They are designed to train health workers, but are pitched to also be easily understandable to a wider audience. They include films about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as complications of diabetes and maintaining a health diet. While made for Malawi, the films could be easily adapted for use in other African countries.

Finding out – the challenges of growing up with HIV

This is the first of three films looking at the challenges faced by young people living with HIV in Africa. A filmmaker who grew up with HIV in the UK explores the stories of counterparts in Malawi and Zimbabwe. The film focuses on the way in which young people find out they have HIV, and the negative impact of school education designed to create fear of infection. A must see for anyone working with young people in Africa.

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