Illinois group SAWBO produces animation for cholera education in Nepali

Within months of the 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti, an outbreak of cholera affected hundreds of thousands of people, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths. Damage to infrastructure by the earthquake contributes to the spread of Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera and is transmitted through contaminated water and food.

The Illinois group Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) has produced an educational animation to teach cholera prevention. Within hours of the earthquake in Nepal on April 25, SAWBO and its collaborators had mobilized to produced a translation of the animation in Nepali to help address the risk for cholera problems that may follow in the aftermath of the recent earthquake.

You can view the cholera animation in English (accent from USA) or Nepali (accent from Nepal) below. For more translations, visit the SAWBO YouTube page.