Tuesday, April 21, 2009

That's a wrap!

The term if winding down and we won't be having another Brown Bag Film Club meeting this year. But don't worry, there are still plenty of global health videos out there for you to get your fix over the Summer! I just wanted to leave you with a few links to some good ones.

Global Health Council: http://www.globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=689
The Global Health Council has a list of links to videos on a range of global health topics -- some of them are ones we've watched already. Check it out, it looks like there are some good stuff (like Madonna interviewing Paul Farmer!)

Rx for Survival: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/series/video/index.html
The video on the smallpox eradication program is located here. There's also a video on oral re-hydration therapy, and various other vaccination and eradication initiatives.

NOVA video archive: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archive/int_heal.html
NOVA has a lot of videos on health issues available on line. These include documentaries on child health, HIV/AIDS, women and maternal health in Ethiopia, and one that follows a US army mobile medical unit that provides treatment for communities in Iraq. Those last ones cover some issues that don't get a whole lot of attention, and are pretty interesting, but a little intense. There are also other videos here focused that don't focus on global issues, but they're good.

Frontline: Sick Around America: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundamerica/
Earlier this term we watched most of the mini documentaries in the Frontline series "Sick Around the World." This video, which focuses on the US system, is the followup to those videos. Together these documentaries provide an interesting context to think about how Global Health is a two-way street, and how we can all learn from each other!

OK, thanks to everyone who participated in the SEGH BBFC, either by coming to the screenings or just watching on line. Hope everyone has a great summer!

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