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CXB multimedia: Babies and infants

  • By BBC Media Action
  • 16/03/2019
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[Updated 16 March with new flashcard set focused on breastfeeding]

BBC Media Action has developed a series of multimedia products to assist in communicating about health issues for new-born babies and very young children. The materials cover self-care advice as well as information about when health services should be accessed, and how.

Materials are primarily designed for use in information hubs or within community spaces and listening groups, but could also be used by agency field staff, volunteers and others working directly with communities. For those community members with mobile phones, the content could be shared directly with them for future reference, using Bluetooth, SD card or other transfer methods.

Preview and download the different content here.

  • Factual video - Rohingya language with Chittagonian-speaking doctor - 4'50" - Highlights misconceptions about post-natal care for young infants and gives advice on early and exclusive breastfeeding, delayed bathing and other key practices to ensure health of neonates.
  • Animated video - Rohingya language - 1'30" - Introduces the seven danger signs for newborn babies, with advice about when and how to seek medical help.
  • Audio drama - Rohingya language - 4'30" - Drama package featuring a Rohingya family, with key information about essential new born care and the most critical neo-natal danger signs. English transcript also available.
  • Audio package - Rohingya language - 5'30" - Features the story of a young mother and advice from a doctor about key aspects of newborn care.
  • Audio messages for use with hand mics / loudspeakers - Rohingya language messages covering health risks and precautions related to pregnant women and infants during the winter season.
  • Flashcards on post-natal care for use in face-to-face discussion sessions.
  • [NEW] Flashcards on breastfeeding, focusing on the correct technique and how women can overcome common problems they might face while breastfeeding.

These materials are part of an ongoing series of multimedia outputs being produced by BBC Media Action to enhance the range and quality of tools available to information hubs, listener groups and other community-facing information services within the Rohingya emergency response. The work is being delivered in partnership with Action Against Hunger and IOM; and is funded by Global Affairs Canada, the UK Department for International Development and the US government's bureau of population, refugees and migration.

Audio messages are funded by UNICEF.

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