Training films

Pumani bCPAP Training Films

This set of 13 films were created to train teams looking after babies and premature babies with severe respiratory distress, how to use an innovative low cost CPAP machine. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) helps babies to breath by gently pushing an air/oxygen mix into their lungs. Normally too expensive for Africa, a group of students came up with an innovative idea, now being rolled out to Hospitals across the continent.

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.

HIV paediatric teaching case studies

These interactive films use real cases to bring clinical decisions into training. Filmed in a busy district hospital in Malawi, cases were chosen to cover the main areas of paediatric HIV care. We followed children for a up to a year. Each time there is a clinical decision to make, the film can be stopped to answer questions. The videos are designed to be used with accompanying notes which can be easily adapted to different settings and guidelines.

Finding out – the challenges of growing up with HIV

What are the challenges faced by young people living with HIV in Africa? While modern treatment gives great hope, we are finalising a set of films which paint a disturbing picture of the damage caused by fear-based HIV prevention messages, as well as lack of knowledge in society about the effectiveness of modern treatment. 

Emergency Triage and Treatment in children

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.