224 posts tagged Public Health
An Unexpected Choir with a Powerful Message
The audience at the São Paolo’s Museum of Art was waiting to listen to the famous São Paulo University choir. Instead, a choir of 12 laryngectomy patients went on stage and performed All You Need is Love by the Beatles using esophageal voice, prosthesis and electronic larynx. Most of the singers lost their voice due to larynx cancer, as a result of smoking. At the end of the performance, they displayed the sign: LISTEN TO THIS CHOIR’S VOICE: DON’T SMOKE
Marcelo Duhalde visualizes Life Expectancy at Birth across the world. Your predicted life expectancy depends greatly on the country you are living in, e.g. in Monaco life expectancy is 90 years, whereas in Chad the expected life span is only 49 years.
Lego power to raise awareness of heart disease among women for the campaign Go Red For Women.
Comedian Franchesca Ramsey reminds us on the signup deadline for the Affordable Healthcare Act on March 31, 2014 with this music video, a parody of Rihanna’s Pour it Up
Mamming Embraces the Awkwardness of Mammograms
Michelle Jaret and Michelle Lamont, a breast cancer survivor, created this hilarious video to raise awareness for breast cancer. Amongst others, actress Erin Daniels, who played in The L World a woman suffering of breast cancer, demonstrates mamming. The video encourages women to put their breast on random objects as well as on the mammogram machine.
Want to get involved? Instagram your #mamming
This healthy cutlery made me smile.
Toothsavers App for Kids
This app encourages kids to brush their teeth 2minutes twice a day using animations, videos and games.
Let’s Move Focus Group
Michelle Obama and Will Ferrell focus group with kids on healthy nutrition and physical exercise. “Is it ok if I eat healthy food during the week and on Sunday only candy?”
Thank you Michelle Obama for being so amazing and thank you Will Ferrell for being Will Ferrel.
23 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
Following the story and health recommendation is so much more fun thanks to the scribbles.
Pride Propaganda repurposes Soviet propaganda in response to Russia’s ban on LGBT propaganda.
Love the colors…
and of course the froggie
Working on a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program in West Africa by myself, I am inspired by the Hope Soap. A soap that captures a toy, which will be released as a reward for children who wash their hands frequently.
Founding Father’s Discuss Gun Safety
Evolve, the gun responsibility organization, launched it’s first video on gun safety. Evolve is not taking a side in the gun debate, but wants to be a third voice with the message of safety.
The video is well produced and showcases examples of careless gun use, along the lines “It’s the right to bear arms, not the right to be a dumbass”.
Thank you Coursera! I just signed up for the free courses Community Change in Public Health by John Hopkins University and An Introduction to Global Health by the University of Copenhagen.
The Story of Cholera is an award-winning video that promotes a better understanding of preventing and treating cholera among the general public.