The WHO received 1,265 film submissions from 119 countries for its inaugural ‘Health for All’ film festival. The videos explored current challenges in global health, such as healthcare in conflict zones and reaching remote communities.
The Health for All festival aims to highlight the volunteers and community health workers striving to ensure everyone has access to the health care they need.
Dr Tedros Adhanom, director general of the WHO, said: “The volume, quality and diversity of entries for the Health for All film festival far surpassed our expectations. I am incredibly encouraged by the appetite among film-makers around the world, both amateur and professional, for telling public health stories.”
Sightsavers’ film showcases our work reaching remote communities in Turkana county, Kenya, where trachoma trackers have been tracing the last remaining cases of the disease. Watch the film below: