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Health Innovations, Affordable Medicines Facility
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presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
The newest and most effective anti-malaria drugs are now available to more people in Ghana, thanks to a subsidy. The price of Artemisinin Combination Therapy drugs (ACTs) have been cut by 80%, which means that 3 times more people in the country can now afford these drugs. But this is only a pilot scheme by the Glo...
presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Counterfeit Drugs in Cambodia
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presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
The police, Ministry of Health and customs are joining forces to fight counterfeit drugs in Cambodia. Supported by pharmaceutical companies and the French government, the joint force is carrying out raids and going undercover in local pharmacies. Using the latest technology they can detect fake drugs in seconds.
presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Counterfeit Drugs in Nigeria
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presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
A Nigerian-American pharmaceutical company is using a new system to combat counterfeit drugs in Nigeria. Each packet of drugs is accompanied by a scratch card with a 12-digit code. Patients then text this number and are then notified whether or not the drugs are genuine. The company believes that it may be possibl...
presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Developing a Universal Flu Vaccine
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
A brand new vaccine against seasonal flu has to be created once a year for both the northern and southern hemispheres. The constant and rapid evolution of the virus means an effective vaccine this year, can be useless by the next. Scientists in Belgium are determined to beat the virus by producing a vaccine that w...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Health Riders – Part 4 – TB
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
Lesotho has the 4th highest TB rate in the world and drug-resistant TB is a serious problem. A major cause of this drug resistance is patients not correctly completing their treatment regime. Motorbikes enable health workers to travel long distances and across rough terrain to find patients who are unwilling to co...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Killer Snakes
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
Nigeria is home to some of the deadliest snakes in the world and without quick access to anti-venom, their victims can be permanently disabled or die. The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is working with the Nigerian Ministry of Health to develop cheaper and safer anti-venoms. It’s a complicated and dangero...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
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Health Innovations, New TB Drug Developed
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
It is possible to cure tuberculosis, but it is extremely difficult. The only drugs that can kill the TB bacteria are toxic, can damage the liver and cause deafness. A new drug is being developed which employs a new mode of action to kill the TB bacteria, by targeting an energy- producing enzyme. It is the first dr...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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PBS NewsHour, The Science of Using Your Expectations to Relieve Pain
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produced by NewsHour Productions, in PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2018), 5 mins
Traditional healing is used around the world, from acupuncture to laying of hands to yoga. How do these alternative remedies work to heal the body and the brain? As part of our series ScienceScope and in cooperation with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the NewsHour’s Nsikan Akpan ventures to Oaxaca, Mex...
produced by NewsHour Productions, in PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2018), 5 mins
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Target Zero, Carmen
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directed by Mary Posatko, 1974-; produced by Mary Posatko, 1974- and Colleen O'Halloran, fl. 2013, MedCine LLC, in Target Zero (Blue Bell, PA: MedCine LLC, 2018), 21 mins
This short documentary follows Carmen, an HIV-positive mother-to-be. In her dedicated quest to give birth to a healthy baby, Carmen is supported by compassionate healthcare providers. The film stresses the importance of patients' and healthcare providers' education, and shows how current anti-retroviral drugs work...
directed by Mary Posatko, 1974-; produced by Mary Posatko, 1974- and Colleen O'Halloran, fl. 2013, MedCine LLC, in Target Zero (Blue Bell, PA: MedCine LLC, 2018), 21 mins
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Target Zero, Elia
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directed by Mary Posatko, 1974-; produced by Mary Posatko, 1974- and Colleen O'Halloran, fl. 2013, MedCine LLC, in Target Zero (Blue Bell, PA: MedCine LLC, 2018), 22 mins
This short documentary follows Elia, an HIV-positive woman. While living on the streets of Los Angeles, Elia got pregnant which started her journey to a better life for herself and her baby. The film stresses the importance of integrated medical, social, and psychological care when dealing with patients with diffi...
directed by Mary Posatko, 1974-; produced by Mary Posatko, 1974- and Colleen O'Halloran, fl. 2013, MedCine LLC, in Target Zero (Blue Bell, PA: MedCine LLC, 2018), 22 mins
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