• SOURCE: UNICEF

UNICEF promotes community-based approaches to tackle deadly childhood diseases in Indonesia

ID

241815

Shoot Date

01 Jun 2012

Shoot Location

NUSA TENGGARA TIMUR, Indonesia

Production Company

UNICEF

Description
Edited Package (International Split Track Version). Narrated by Anja Baron.
Shotlist
Script SCRIPT Over the past 10 years Indonesia has shown considerable economic growth. Yet pockets of vulnerability and deprivation remain. The country's Nusa Tenggara Timor Province-NTT for short-has the fourth highest under-5 mortality ratio and one of the worst poverty rates in the country. The province also has the worst sanitation coverage resulting in higher incidents of diarrhoeal disease. A new UNICEF report shows that pneumonia and diarrhoea are leading killers of children under age 5, disproportionately affecting children in the poorest, most disadvantaged areas. Increasing knowledge of simple preventative measures and good hygiene is essential. A community-based approach to sanitation from hand washing to water treatment and environmental improvements can save lives. And teaching these lessons starts with the youngest. SOUNDBITE (Indonesian) Principal Lory Aploegi, Gereja Masehi Injili Timor Elementary School Soe 2, 53-year-old " It's important to teach children from an early age and elementary school children are the right target group, to teach them ways to have a healthy and clean life. So when it becomes a habit at the school eventually they will follow it at home as well as in the community". And when these young health ambassadors take their lessons home, it is clear that the community-based approach is having an impact. SOUNDBITE (Indonesian) Rasela Tahun, 11-year-old, student at Gereja Masehi Injili Timor Elementary School Soe 2. " I didn't have the habit of washing my hands after I played with my dog. But since learning the importance of hygiene now every time I play with my dog I never forget to wash my hands. In NTT, the efforts to reduce diarrhoeal disease are not limited to issues of water and sanitation alone. Health workers are also trying to increase rates of exclusive breastfeeding, which strengthens infants' ability to fight off disease. The multi-pronged community-based effort is also helping the community in other ways: In Neke Village for example, local residents have started a latrine-building enterprise which not only improves sanitation but generates much-needed income. SOUNDBITE (Indonesian) Marten Sela, 45 years old, latrine builder It has given us job opportunities for the community through our group; so far most of the demand is from outside this village." Against many odds, the local government and communities in NTT have come together to tackle the underlying causes of poor child health in their province. Maintaining this multi-layered approach will be key to preventing disease and saving many children's lives. This is Anja Baron reporting for UNICEF Television For more information visit UNICEF.org UNITE FOR CHILDREN Shotlist 1-Wide shot, tree tops 2-Wide shot-woman walking down dusty road 3-Medium shot, boy near wooden hut 4-Medium shot, villagers 5-Wide shot, men walking down the street 6-Medium shot, children under hut 7-Medium shot, pig walking 8-Wide shot, pig with wooden hut 9-Wide shot, pan, buildings 10-Medium shot, father with child 11-Medium shot, girls washing hands 12-Close up, girls scrubbing hands 13-Medium, boys washing hands 14-Close up, washing hands 15-Medium shot, teacher teaching hand washing at school 16-Medium shot, children in classroom 17-SOUNDBITE (Indonesian) Principal Lory Aploegi, Gereja Masehi Injili Timor Elementary School Soe 2, 53-year-old " It's important to teach children from an early age and elementary school children are the right target group, to teach them ways to have a healthy and clean life. So when it becomes a habit at the school eventually they will follow it at home as well as in the community". 18-Wide shot, teacher in class 19-Medium close up, children 20-SOUNDBITE (Indonesian) Rasela Tahun, 11-year-old, student at Gereja Masehi Injili Timor Elementary School Soe 2. "I didn't have the habit of washing my hands after I played with my dog. But since learning the importance of hygiene now every time I play with my dog I never forget to wash my hands. 21-Wide shot, hospital 22-Wide shot, mother with child 23-Medium shot, woman with child and health worker 24-Medium shot, pan, breastfeeding posters 25-Wide shot, village 26-Medium shot, latrines 27-Medium shot, latrines 28-SOUNDBITE (Indonesian) Marten Sela, 45 years old, latrine builder It has given us job opportunities for the community through our group; so far most of the demand is from outside this village." 29-Wide shot, villagers 30-Medium shot, women 31-Medium shot, villagers 32-Medium shot, villagers 33-Medium shot, villagers 34-Medium shot, villagers 35-Medium shot, pan, villagers
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