Health Songs International is an organization dedicated to bringing vital health messages to vulnerable communities throughout the world through the use of songs.
Several years ago I told my wife Sandra how I quit smoking when I was 26 years old. She was so impressed with the method that she encouraged me to put it in a song so I did. About a year passed and we decided to do this little animation to help engage people who wouldn’t usually want to listen to a lecture on how to quit. I think you’ll agree that the method is insanely simple. Please share this with your friends.
Health Songs has been working with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Tacloban, one of the main centres in the Phillipines which was in the path typhoon Yolanda. This first song “Tindog Kita” means “we rise up together”. This song was written to encourage the Waray Waray speaking people of the Leyte province. It’s our first song in Waray Waray. Many thanks to RM and Queenie who put in a stella performance with the vocal work and also a huge thatnks to Diana and Louie for their translation work.
The WHO says Oral Rehydration Solution can dramatically reduce the number of deaths, particularly during an epidemic and when given early when symptoms arise. ORS cannot influence the infectious process, but corrects dehydration and thus saves lives.
So now that you’ve managed to make your water safe to drink you need to be careful that it doesn’t get contaminated again. There are a few things to keep in mind. For example never use drinking water containers for any other household purpose, always keep the containers covered and don’t let your hands come into contact with water during transportation. Also remember never to put anything on top of the containers and always wash them after use. Finally be sure to clean out water storage tanks at least every 3 months.
UNAIDS has said that HIV/AIDS in Indonesia is one of Asia’s fastest growing epidemics. In 2010, it is expected that 5 million Indonesians will have HIV/AIDS.
In Indonesia it seems that stigma is the biggest killer. Keeping sufferers at arms length is causing the infection rate to grow rapidly. Learn the facts from this song written by Agung and Rob