We were commissioned to travel to Myanmar and make this film by well-known NGO Malaria Consortium, who needed a high-quality film that would explain, sum up and report on their iCCM projects in Myanmar in under ten minutes.
Malaria Consortium has been piloting integrated community case management (iCCM) in Sagaing Region, Myanmar. iCCM is an approach which includes diagnosis and treatment of three diseases, malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, and in Myanmar they combine this with screening for malnutrition. In remote communities without any government health staff, Malaria Consortium retrains existing malaria volunteers in iCCM to deliver this essential healthcare to children under five in their communities – rather like a local doctor would in more economically developed regions. The iCCM project was funded by UK aid from the UK Government and Vitol Foundation.