• SOURCE: UNICEF

UNICEF makes gains in child survival in Rwanda with pneumonia and diarrhea vaccine

ID

241791

Shoot Date

01 Jun 2012

Shoot Location

Kinyarwanda, Rwanda

Description
Edited Package (English Mono Mix). Narrated by Shantha Bloemen.
Shotlist
DATELINE: 28 MAY -- 1 JUNE 2012 Script You're watching UNICEF Television. Eight month old Elie arrived at Rutonde clinic in a rural part of Rwanda, East Africa, with heavy breathing, a fever and unable to eat. He had pneumonia. According to a new UNICEF report, pneumonia and diarrhoea kill more than a million African children a year , a number that could be greatly reduced if the poorest children had access to vaccines and better treatment and care of these preventable diseases . Elie is lucky. After 24 hours at the health clinic on a drip, along with a course of antibiotics -- he is on the road to recovery. Fortunately a case such as Elie's is quite rare. But this was not always so. SOUNDBITE: Bonheur Ukakijisive, Director, Rutonde Primary Health Center [FRENCH] "Before in 2006 there were a lot of people who died from pneumonia but since 2009 I have not seen one death due to pneumonia. I mean before we used to have a lot of cases even in this room, we used to have about two people per bed. We used to see a lot of deaths, a lot of illness but really sine 2009 I haven't seen anything." In 2009, Rwanda became one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine. To protect children against diseases like pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis . Now it is rolling out a rotavirus vaccine which will protect children against severe diarrhea. Six week old Christian D'Amour is the first infant in this district to receive the new vaccine. In the past twenty years, Rwanda has built a formidable primary health care system, that has reduced under-five mortality by almost half . SOUNDBITE: Noala Skinner, UNICEF Rwanda Representative [ENGLISH] "The introduction of new vaccines against pneumonia and diarrhoea, as well as the emphasis on strengthening the whole health system but also working absolutely intimately at the local level through the community health care network at the district hospitals and the umudugudus has been a magic recipe for child survival." Every month, a network of village health workers comes to the clinic to learn new ways to identify sickness and refresh their skills. Today, 34 year old Monique Laminba, a mother of two girls, has come to restock her supplies of basic medicines. She was elected 6 years ago by her village to serve as community health worker. She is available 24 hours to help her neighbours when they are sick. To financially support the time and commitment community health workers make, they form cooperatives, which supported by the Government, allow them to earn a little extra. SOUNDBITE: Monique Lamina, Community Healthworker [KINYARWANDA] "At the beginning it was not easy as I was in and out of my house so my husband was not happy with me. But now he is happy with my job and considers me a woman of the community." Monique has heard Moise is sick with diarrhoea and has come to check in on him and make sure he is getting better. She carefully mixes a packet of Oral reydration salts and explains to his mother how to prepare it. In addition, she gives him zinc tablets. The combination has been proven to help children quickly recover. Rwanda's 60, 000 community health workers well trained and equipped, have helped to make sure that even those in the remotest villages know how to protect their children against largely treatable and preventable diseases. SOUNDBITE: Chantal Uwiragiye, Mother [KINYARWANDA] "We are happy because the community health worker is close to us and can follow up on a daily basis to check on the health of our children." The country has proven that with the right ingredients, focused on reaching the poorest, more of its children can grow up healthy and live well beyond their fifth birthday SHOTLIST 1. Wide of "hospitilisation" sign at Rutonde clinic 2. Wide of Elie and her mom 3. Close up of Elie 4. Wide of mother lessons 5. Wide of mother with child breastfeeding 6. Close up of breastfeeding 7. Medium of Bonheur walking towards Elie and her mum 8. Close up of Elie 9. SOUNDBITE: Bonheur Ukakijisive, Director, Rutonde Primary Health Center [FRENCH] "Before in 2006 there were a lot of people who died from pneumonia but since 2009 I have not seen one death due to pneumonia. I mean before we used to have a lot of cases even in this room, we used to have about two people per bed. We used to see a lot of deaths, a lot of illness but really sine 2009 I haven't seen anything." 10. Close up of pneumococcal vaccine 11. Wide of pneumococcal vaccine 12. Medium of pneumococcal 13. Close up of pneumococcal vaccine being injected 14. Medium of baby crying after being injected 15. Close up of Christian receiving Rotavirus vaccine 16. Wide of Christian receiving Rotavirus vaccine 17. Tilt down of Christian's mother to Christian receiving vaccine 18. SOUNDBITE: Noala Skinner, UNICEF Rwanda Representative [ENGLISH]"The introduction of new vaccines against pneumonia and diarrhoea, as well as the emphasis on strengthening the whole health system but also working absolutely intimately at the local level through the community health care network at the district hospitals and the umudugudus has been a magic recipe for child survival." 19. Wide of Community Healthworker facilitator teaching class 20. Close up of pneumonia stopwatch 21. Medium of community healthworkers using pneumonia stop watch 22. Wide of Monique greeting Bonheur 23. Medium Monique and Bonhue walking into Pharmacy 24. Medium of healthworker preparing medicine for Monique 25. Wide of Monique with healthworker receiving medicine 26. Close up of Oral Rehydration Salts packages 27. Wide of Monique walking 28. Wide Pan of Monique walking 29. Wide of Monique greeting women while she walks 30. SOUNDBITE: Monique Lamina, Community Healthworker [KINYARWANDA] "At the beginning it was not easy as I was in and out of my house so my husband was not happy with me. But now he is happy with my job and considers me a woman of the community." 31. Wide of Monique with Chantal and Moise 32. Close up of Moise 33. Close up of Monique mixing Oral Rehydration Salts 34. Medium of Monique mixing Oral Rehydration Salts 35. Close up of Moise drinking ORS 36. Close up of Zinc tablets 37. Wide of Monique giving zinc tablets to Chantal 38. Close up of Monique writing in book 39. Wide of Monique checking Moise 40. Close up of upper to middle arm band of Moise SOUNDBITE: Chantal Uwiragiye, Mother [KINYARWANDA]"We are happy because the community health worker is close to us and can follow up on a daily basis to check on the health of our children." 41. Wide of nurse giving baby a rotavirus vaccine 42. Close up of baby receiving rotavirus vaccine 43. Medium of mother kissing baby.
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