October 2017 | A Round Up

Topic Focus

Guest post this month

October is Health Literacy Month

  • This is the month for organisations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong since 1999.
  • We chose to champion the work of the Healthcare Information For All Network (HIFA) and the work of Nand Wadhwani. We also made the 100-messages poster available to all for free (see link below).
  • HIFA is a global health network of more than 16,000 members (health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers, policy makers). They are committed to creating a world where everyone has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their health and the health of others. For more information click here.
  • We featured the work of the incredible Nand Wadhwani and his vital initiative Health Phone.
  • During Health Literacy Month, we have made available our double-sided 100 Messages Poster.

Engaging with key events this month

  • We distilled a presentation given at the 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health in October 2017. Robert Blum presented some of the findings of the Global Early Adolescents Study (GEAS) that looked specifically at ’empowerment’ in early adolescence (10-14).
  • At the IAAH2017 conference (above), we learned about the terrible statics on anaemia in adolescence so we drafted a set of messages on anaemia for children to learn and share.

Free Stuff this month

Video Content this Month

  • Linked to our free product, we posted a 15-minute video on Vimeo, where Clare, our director, explains what each petal of the Rainbow Flower means.
  • We posted a short video of our colleague Nwamaka Ifionu from Save the Children, Nigeria speaking about working with Clare and Children for Health at a school in Lagos: