The short animations target the general public and are designed to serve as an advocacy tool whilst fostering community involvement that promotes social change.
Dr. Cleophas D’Auvergne, Project Coordinator for the OECS HIV/TB Elimination Project, hopes that the narratives in the animations would highlight common misconceptions and help viewers realise that TB and TB/HIV prevention and control is both an individual and community responsibility.
"These animations are a vital part of public education and sensitisation germane to TB, TB/HIV in our communities. They capture the essence of TB prevention, screening and control using a medium that engenders personification, familiarity, humour and realism all fashioned by our OECS cultural context," Dr. D'Auvergne added.
The overarching goal of the OECS HIV/TB Elimination Project is to implement HIV, STI and TB interventions in the OECS to effectively reduce the rates of new infections in line with HIV 90-90-90 targets by 2020, the End TB Strategy and the TB Elimination Framework for low incidence countries with emphasis on improving the service for key populations (KPs).
To view the complete HIV/TB animation series, in English and Kwéyòl, please visit the following link:
|This story aligns with OECS Strategic Objective No.4: Assure the Security and Well-being of Citizens.|