Diagnostics are essential when it comes to improving the lives and health of populations. In this film we follow the story of Subash, a young man from Manipur, India whose Hepatitis C diagnosis helped him turn his life around.
Subash is a beneficiary of CoNE, a program that helps people with addiction get screened for Hepatitis C. Once Hep C is detected, beneficiaries are offered treatment and help to overcome addiction. The success of this program lies in the fact that volunteers and and professionals working in the program are former addicts themselves, and treat all beneficiaries with the respect and humanity they deserve.
FIND works with local organisations in Manipur to provide diagnostics in hard to reach areas of India. The result is a network of health professionals, volunteers, and community members that have access to faster, and easier method of diagnostic and are able to utilise them to improve the general health of hard to reach populations.
Diagnosis At Your Fingertips
Transforming schistosomiasis detection with a rapid test that will transform diagnosis in low-income countries.
A locally shot film, told by locals, for the wider world and putting the focus on how developments in technology now put diagnosis at your fingertips.
With travel restrictions in place we went to our trusted and incredibly hardworking contact, cameraman George Muiruri, who followed a day in the life with the team running this prototype test for schistosomiasis in Kwale, Kenya.
This is a good illustration of how we apply our approach of working with local film crew to make the most of their expertise and knowledge, whilst reducing the environmental footprint that film production has historically been associated with.
Test and Trace Animation
An animation discussing the importance of test and trace in the fight against COVID-19.
The Importance of Diagnostics Networks
Innovation in data management means that low and middle-income countries have a chance to make better use of scant resources.
As digital transformation extends its impact around the world, innovation in data management means that through diagnostics networks, low and middle-income countries have a chance to make better use of scant resources.
FIND, the Foundation for Innovation in New Diagnostics, have been our pandemic partners – our challenge has been to make the complicated world of diagnostics accessible to all.
Using remote crews to film Zoom-led interviews and working alongside Infinity Communications, we made this film to be shown across the world.