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Play video Riders For Health Part 2

Riders For Health Part 2

Topic: Health Series: The Health Show

Riders for Health is training health workers to ride motorbikes in Lesotho to be able to reach patients in remote and rural areas. Isaac Monokwa found it extremely difficult, falling off many times and almost running over his instructor. But he persevered, because he had a personal reason to succeed.

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Play video Riders For Health Part 1

Riders For Health Part 1

Topic: Health Series: The Health Show

Mothers used to have to walk three hours to get their children vaccinated in rural Lesotho. Now nurse Thabiso Phoka reaches them by motorbike but he still has to leave his bike at the top of the mountain and walk down the very steep hill into the village.

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Play video New Hope For Heart Failure Patients

New Hope For Heart Failure Patients

Topic: Health Series: The Health Show

Doctors at Hammersmith Hospital in London are testing a new treatment for heart failure - numbing nerves around the kidney which cause abnormal hormone levels with electricity and radio waves pulsed through a catheter so that damaging messages can’t get through to the brain.

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Play video GeneXpert

GeneXpert

Topic: Health Series: The Health Show

It currently takes 2-6 months to make an accurate diagnosis for TB and the longer the patient has to wait the more people can be infected. Scientists have developed a molecular test which gives an accurate diagnosis within 2 hours. The GeneXpert system can also detect whether or not the strain of TB is drug-resistant, which is a growing problem.

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Play video Specialist Maternity Care In Haiti

Specialist Maternity Care In Haiti

Topic: Health Series: The Health Show

Giving birth in Haiti is risky. It has the highest maternal death rate in the western hemisphere and only a quarter of births are supervised by skilled medics. A new maternity hospital built entirely out of shipping containers, by Medecins Sans Frontieres, is providing specialist care for mothers and babies at risk.

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Play video Mobile Cervical Cancer Screening Using VIA

Mobile Cervical Cancer Screening Using VIA

Topic: Health Series: The Health Show

Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death among women in Rwanda. Thousands of women never receive a diagnosis. A team of American medical volunteers is working closely with the Ministry of Health to provide a low cost alternative. The programme uses a technique called Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid - more commonly known as vinegar.

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