Video-Voice Project (Zambia)

The Zambian health care system has been negatively affected by globalization and faces severe resource constraints. The government has adopted a health reform that emphasizes public participation. This approach requires an informed citizenry, however, at a time when the country is facing increased poverty, an increased disease burden and declining literacy.

This project will endeavor to ensure that even disadvantaged communities are empowered to participate in the health care system. It will do so by constructing audiovisual (video-voice) recordings of meetings, workshops and any public health activities where community input is required. The videos will be used to promote and enhance discussion between community members and health care workers regarding issues of equity in health and health care practices.

Project ID

103244

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Friday, May 19, 2006

End Date

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Duration

12 months

IDRC Officer

Kelpin, Kevin

Total funding

CA$ 25,000

Countries

Zambia, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Project Leader

T. J. Ngulube

Institution

Centre for Health Science and Social Research (CHESSORE) - Lusaka District

Institution Country

zambia