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  1. Washing hands is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and diseases. Dirty hands can carry pathogenic germs that can sicken a person or spread diseases to others. Microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and various chemicals can enter our bodies directly when we touch our...
  2. Now available in English, French, Spanish, Swahili, Italian, Chinese, Bengali, Bamanankan, Arabic, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Pidgin, Hindi . Others in the works. COVID-19 has now spread around most parts of the world. This animation addresses best practices to protect against Coronavirus through...
  3. Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by bacteria known asVibrio cholerae. The main symptoms of this disease are diarrhea and vomiting. Transmission of cholera primarily occurs by consumption of contaminated food or drinking water. In the video, which can be used on smart phones, we describe...
  4. Tuberculosis is a common infection and contagious disease caused by a bacterium that usually lodges in the lungs. These 4 minutes and 31 seconds give general information about this disease and provide an important message: TB is treatable and curable. The video also illustrates some significant...
  5. This animation addresses the pain of Sickle Cell disease and how clinicians should handle Sickle Cell patients. The pain of Sickle Cell Disease is very real. Sickle Cell vaso-occlusive pain is more severe than most other pain conditions encountered in the Emergency Department. However, it is very...
  6. Chagas is a disease caused by a parasite namedTrypanosoma cruzi. The parasite is transmitted to humans through the bite of an insect known as the kissing bug, vinchuca, chinche, barbeiro and scientifically calledTriatoma infestans. This video discusses methods to help prevent this disease....
  7. Ebola is a life threatening disease caused by the Ebola virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine. Although the disease is dangerous and can kill in a short time, we can stop Ebola from spreading. Early treatment can also increase chances of surviving Ebola. This video provides information on...
  8. Ebola is a life threatening disease caused by the Ebola virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine. Although the disease is dangerous and can kill in a short time, we can stop Ebola from spreading. Early treatment can also increase chances of surviving Ebola. This video provides information on...
  9. Ebola is a life threatening disease caused by the Ebola virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine. Although the disease is dangerous and can kill in a short time, we can stop Ebola from spreading. Early treatment can also increase chances of surviving Ebola. This video provides information on...
  10. Ebola is a life threatening disease caused by the Ebola virus. There is currently no cure or vaccine. Although the disease is dangerous and can kill in a short time, we can stop Ebola from spreading. Early treatment can also increase chances of surviving Ebola. This video provides information on...
  11. Dengue is a disease caused by a virus that is transmitted to people through the bite of femaleAedesmosquitoes. This 3 minutes and 24 second animation describes Dengue transmission, infection and the different symptoms associated with this disease. Also, the animation gives additional information...
  12. Zika is a disease caused by a particular flavivirus. The virus is primarily transmitted to people through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. There are reports of sexual transmission and transmission by an infected mother to her...
  13. West Nile Virus is a disease transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on the blood of infected migratory birds. A common female mosquito,Culex pipiens, is the main mosquito responsible for the transmission of the virus. However, other species, such asAedes...
  14. Yellow Fever is a disease caused by a virus that is transmitted to people through the bite of the femaleAedes aegyptimosquito and other mosquito species. The symptoms of this disease are as follows: chills, fever, muscle aches, headache, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. This video describes...
  15. Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted to people through the bite of the femaleAnophelesmosquito. Symptoms of malaria are: high fever, chills, abdominal pain, headaches, tiredness and fatigue. If anyone experiences these symptoms, it is important to go to the nearest...
  16. Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted to people through the bite of the femaleAnophelesmosquito. Symptoms of malaria are: high fever, chills, abdominal pain, headaches, tiredness and fatigue. If anyone experiences these symptoms, it is important to go to the nearest...
  17. The following animation explains the process of developing charcoal filtration systems using sand. It is a simple process that helps to remove many, but not all, pollutants in water that can otherwise cause health problems. Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) is a Michigan State...
  18. Lung cancer is a disease that can be beaten with early detection and proper treatment. This animation will highlight ways to prevent lung cancer, and how to catch the disease early. If you think you might be at risk for lung cancer, there is screening that exists, and it is quick, easy, and...
  19. When the government gives someone permission to use your land or natural resources, which may require you to leave your land they must discuss options to avoid and minimize the negative impacts. They must give you information prior to decisions being made and give you and your community an...
  20. In collaboration with the Global Youth Groove Band (GYGB), SAWBO is proud to present the Malaria Prevention Song. This song was written and recorded in Kenya by GYGB, and contains a mix of English and Swahili lyrics. The song is based off of SAWBO's Malaria Prevention animation. It is currently...
  21. Developmental Dysplasia of the hip, or DDH, is a condition that can be identified in the neonate. One or both hip joints have not formed properly - the acetabulum (or the hip socket) is too shallow (or dysplastic) and the hip is either dislocated at rest, or can be felt to easily dislocate by the...
  22. TB is a treatable disease if you follow your doctor's treatment plan. If TB is not treated properly, TB bacteria can become resistant to one or multiple drugs used in treatment. When the bacteria become resistant to multiple drugs, it is known as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (or MDR-TB)....
  23. Colorectal cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the colon or rectum divide uncontrollably, ultimately forming a malignant tumor. Early stage colorectal cancer has no symptoms, but it is the best stage to discover this disease. It is highly curable when discovered early. Screening can...
  24. This animation was created in collaboration with the Nigerian Ministry of Health, Nigeria CDC, and the UN Communications Team in Nigeria. This animation dispels common myths about Coronavirus and COVID-19. Stay informed, know the facts, do not share false information - together we can spread the...
  25. Clubfoot is a congenital deformity that involves one foot or both. The affected foot appears to have been rotated internally at the ankle. Clubfoot is treatable through the Ponseti Method. In the following animation the Ponseti Method is explained in a way to help parents understand the process....
  26. Spirometry is a quick, simple, and easy breathing test for your doctor to evaluate your lungs. This test measures how fast and how much you can blow out of your lungs. Spirometry can be used to identify if you have a lung disease, determine the condition of your lung disease, and check if the...
  27. Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by bacteria known asVibrio cholerae. The main symptoms of this disease are diarrhea and vomiting, which both lead to rapid dehydration in people with this potential fatal disease. Keeping people hydrated, long enough so that they are able to seek medical...
  28. Tuberculosis (or TB) is a disease that mainly infects the lungs. Symptoms of active TB disease include a chronic bad cough, pain in the chest, or coughing up blood. However, some people who are infected with TB carry the bacteria but do not show these symptoms. They will appear perfectly healthy....
  29. This animation describes ways to effectively manage active TB. Effective TB management begins with preventing its spread. TB management also involves detecting, diagnosing, and treating the condition. If TB is detected, you will want to be placed on a TB antibiotic treatment plan. This involves...
  30. Drip Irrigation is a technique that allows you to consistently water your entire crop. This technique is especially helpful during a drought or dry season. This technique must be combined with Raised Planting Beds. Please watch our animation on Raised Planting Beds before attempting Drip...
  31. It is very important to remove the remains of food by daily brushing so as to reduce the number of microorganisms in the mouth. This animation, donated to SAWBO, will explain how to brush your teeth effectively to avoid cavity and gum disease. Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) is a...
  32. Ebola is a deadly disease caused by the Ebola virus. It has had a terrible impact on the people of Liberia and other African countries.We can stop Ebola from spreading by working together. Early treatment can also greatly increase chances of surviving Ebola. This video provides information on the...
  33. Dengue is a disease caused by a virus that is transmitted to people through the bite of a mosquito. This 3 minutes and 24 second animation describes Dengue transmission, infection and the different symptoms associated with this disease. Also, the animation gives additional information about the...
  34. This animation describes the interactions between tuberculosis (or TB), the human immunodeficiency virus (or HIV), and your immune system. Becoming infected with TB if you are living with HIV can change the diagnosis and treatment for TB. Having TB and HIV together complicates the detection,...
  35. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that mainly infects the lungs. Symptoms of active TB disease include a chronic bad cough, pain in the chest, or coughing up blood. However, some people who are infected with TB carry the bacteria but do not show these symptoms. They will appear perfectly healthy....
  36. Tuberculosis is a common infection and contagious disease caused by a bacterium that usually lodges in the lungs. This video gives general information about this disease and provide an important message: TB is treatable and curable. The video also illustrates some significant preventative...
  37. This animation contains a basic overview of microbial disease transmission concepts and basic ways to minimize such transmissions. Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) is a Michigan State University based program. SAWBO transforms extension information on relevant topics such as...
  38. Hip Dysplasia is a problem from birth where the hip joint has not formed properly. The hip is either dislocated (where the ball of the hip is not sitting in the socket) or it can easily slide out of the socket. This animation explains how you can spot hip dysplasia in infants and children, and...
  39. Many people use open fires to cook and stay warm. When you cook over an open fire, you are inhaling particles and gases which are bad for you. Even when you cant see smoke, burning solid fuels like charcoal, wood, coal, or dung releases harmful particles into the space around you. This is called...

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