Medical Aid Films – community health films now in Luganda

Medical Aid Films is delighted to launch eight new films in Luganda for use by community health workers in Uganda.  The films can be used to build awareness around nutrition, warning signs in pregnancy, newborn care and other essential topics in maternal and child health.

We were delighted to work in partnership with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, who run health worker training and community education projects in Uganda.  With their support and the help of local voice artists, we translated and dubbed eight films into the local language, Luganda, to reach many people throughout the community.  They are now available to watch and download for free from our website ­ just follow the links below.

Emere yo obulamu: Abakyala abali embuto kyebetaga okulya (Food for Life: What Pregnant Women Need to Eat)

Emere yo obulamu: Okuyonsa (Food for Life: Breastfeeding)

Emere yo obulamu: Kiki na di lwo liisa omwanawo (Food for Life: What and When to Feed Your Child)

Obuboneero bwo obubenje nga omukyala alilubuuto (Warning Signs in Pregnancy)

Engeri yokulabirira ebujje (How to care for a newborn)

Okumanya Obuboneero bwa kafuuba; ekidukano Nâ Omusujja (Is your child sick? Identifying signs of pneumonia, malaria and diarrhoea)

Manya omubiri gwo: Engeri yo kwetegekera olubuto (How to plan a pregnancy)

Okulabirira Nakawere Okwenjawuulo (Focused Antenatal Care)

We would love to hear your feedback about these films ­ please email

Thank you so much to everyone at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and their partners in Uganda who made this possible.

HIFA profile: Josie Gallo is Content Co-ordinator for Medical Aid Films in the United Kingdom. Professional interests: Media for development.       josie AT


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