RELIGHT Workshop Dec2020

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RELIGHT Workshop Dec2020

Title RELIGHT Workshop
Date, Time 2020/12/14, 9.30-11.00
Contact Person Christine.Holst
Participants Christine.Holst, Josef Noll, Wisam Ahmed Mansour, Britt Nakstad, Cynthia Wangamati, Kristian Rødland
related to Project RELIGHT
Keywords Digital Global Health, Digital Health Promotion, Global Health, Breastfeeding
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1. Script on sexual violence ready to be converted to the animation format
2. Script on Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – draft v2 ready
3. Plan year 3 of the RELIGHT project


9.30 Welcome and a short introduction. The 10-step process of creating an animated video (Christine)
9.45 Britt Nakstad shares experiences from dubbing the animation into Setswa and gives us an outline of how the animation created with RELIGHT funding will be used in research in the hospital in Botswana.
10.00 Script on sexual violence – status. How (and where) can the animation be used in Kenya and other places? (Cynthia)
10.15 Script on AMR – milestones and task allocation for the creation of the animation. How (and where) can the animation be used? (Christine / Kristian)
10.30 RELIGHT plans for 2021. From the proposal: “Establish a global network and identify project opportunities for UiO / OUS partners. This includes a review of ongoing DHP activities aimed at a global south audience at the University of Oslo and collaborating institutions, as well as building the collaborations on the global scale.” Status from Josef.

Minutes and follow-up activities

New videos

Video Sexual Violence

  • Status for the script: Waiting for feedback from MoH and NGOs in Kenya.
  • The conversion of the script into animation will be in Feb / March 2021.
  • Aim to share the animation on television and via smartphones and possibly present the work in radio.
  • Feedback from Britt: to include more conversation between the players in the story.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Video

  • Status for the script: Draft ready.
  • Kristian will run the script through the group at FHI (possibly also through the group at TUM/AMRNAP) and send it to the HISP/India group for feedback.

Overheating of newborns

Process for creation of videos

10-step approach developed in the DigI-team, presented by Christine The development process included the following phases:

1) a local needs assessment;
2) identification of government-approved health promotion materials in a non-digital format;
3) identification of key health messages for each of the five relevant domains (prevalence, cause/transmission, signs/symptoms, treatment and prevention);
4) creation of a practical and engaging story, easy to understand for the general public;
5) drafting of a storyboard for an animated video with review, feedback and revisions;
6) forward and backward translation from English to Swahili;
7) audio recording of the story in both languages;
8) finalisation and presentation for the animations;
9) development of relevant quiz questions related to the health messages in each domain; and
10) development of web and mobile applications to access the digital health messages.

  • Before starting the work with new themes and scripts - analysis with respect to videos from should be undertaken

Script translation

The webpage by the Centre for Global Health at UiO has been created to gather all the RELIGHT-funded animations, see: We envision that the CGH page is extended to include translation into new languages. The way it might be performed is as follows:

  • The English story is divided into "scenes", so that Web-forms can be created for dividing health messages into a format for easy translation to other languages.
  • At the webpage, the provider of text in a new language will suggest body for quality assurance, i.e. MoH, Institutes of Public Health or global collaborative groups.
  • This will ensure high quality and that important health messages will not be lost in translation.

Dissemination and sharing of animation

In the third year of RELIGHT, we'll focus on both dissemination and outreach. Dissemination and sharing of information is achieved through:

  • Web and mobiles, when using WhatsApp the videos get automatically reduced.
  • Through partners, including NGOs, academic environments, working groups.
  • Through Information Spots in the villages/communities
  • As part of the education in schools (Digital Health Promotion), when School Connectivity is realised. Getting Digital Health Promotion indirectly through SDG target 4.1
  • Establish the policies for free access to health information, e.g. through the free access to the National Knowledge Portal and InfoSpots in each village. See the argumentation in Reports on strategies for implementing digital inclusion in developing economies. Demanding affordable Internet access is not only part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it was further stressed by the United Nations, Governments, the Internet Society, NGOs and local communities.
Policies and Solutions for Digital Inclusion, see Media:Policies_Solution_DigitalInclusion.pdf
  • Join forces with partners worldwide on e.g. School Connectivity, programs for girls, democracy-building where the access to trusted information is crucial


Our RELIGHT project has the aim to reach out with Digital Health Promotion. What we envisage are the following steps

  • Establish Digital Health Promotion as one of the priorities at the Centre for Global Health
  • Extend the international collaboration with WHO, HISP, FHI, GHMP, Lærdal Medical
  • Identify related activities, e.g. empowering girls in collaboration with UNICEF, UNESCO as part of Social Education
    Cynthia and Josef to discuss a one-pager on how girls can be empowered.
  • Reach out to other relevant projects, e.g. the EMBO project with Cicero as leader, where Britt is involved
    Britt to call Josef to discuss how to bring information (SDG 16.10) through e.g. InfoSpots into the communities, e.g. using the National Knowledge Portal. For further readings, see paper "Yeboo Village Portal development" in Reports