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Health Innovations, Acid Attacks Increasing in Cambodia
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
In Cambodia, acid attacks have officially affected 347 people since 1984, but experts say countless incidents go unreported. Acid is relatively cheap and easy to get hold of in Cambodia, but is responsible for blinding and disfiguring its victims. The Cambodia Acid Survivor’s Charity is helping victims, includin...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
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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, Beating Heart Failure
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
Doctors at Hammersmith Hospital in London are testing a new treatment for heart failure. It’s been discovered that nerves around the kidneys send messages to the brain, which leads to abnormal hormone levels causing heart failure. By permanently numbing these nerves with electricity and radio waves pulsed throug...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Buruli Ulcers - A Neglected Disease
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
Buruli ulcer is a little-known disease in Ghana, even though it is highly prevalent in West Africa. Cases have also been found in over 30 countries, including Australia. It starts with a bump on the skin, then swells and if untreated, finally bursts and eats away at the flesh. The disease often goes untreated in G...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Cervical Cancer Screening
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death among women in Rwanda. There are not enough qualified health workers or the right equipment to properly screen the disease, therefore thousands of women never receive a diagnosis. By the time they seek treatment it is often far too late. A team of American medical volu...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 3 mins
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Health Innovations, Child Birth in Bangladesh
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presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
In Matlab district, in south-eastern Bangladesh, the majority of mothers do not give birth in the hospital as it is too difficult for them to get there. Ruby was one of the lucky ones. Her baby was not breathing and was given oxygen immediately. She knows that he may not have survived had she given birth at home.
presented by Dr. Ayan Panja, 1973-; produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
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Health Innovations, Cholera in Haiti
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
Over 5,000 people have died of cholera in Haiti and half a million have fallen ill. A cholera treatment centre with 25 beds is bulging at the seams with patients being forced to share a bed. Poor sanitation is fueling the disease outbreak and the government is now building its first ever sewage treatment centre.
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 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 and the 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 sec...
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, Defying Traditions to Save Lives
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produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
In Bangladesh, strong cultural and traditional ties deter women from giving birth in health centers and hospitals. Babies are dying unnecessarily in Matlab in the rural south-east of the country because their mothers did not attend antenatal check-ups. Staff at the clinic are targeting men and trying to convince t...
produced by SW Pictures, in Health Innovations (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 4 mins
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