The short documentary produced by MCI about the Microclinic Social Network Programme in Mexico was selected to be screened at the Global Public Health Film Festival 2017 as part of the prestigious annual meeting and expo organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA).
The film titled “Spreading health in Mexico: A partnership towards the creation of healthy and empowered communities” was screened as part of a select list of international films featured at the Global Public Health Film Festival 2017 on Monday November 6th at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
FILM ABSTRACT: “Spreading health in Mexico: A partnership towards the creation of healthy and empowered communities”. On July 2016, a multinational global health project was launched in 13 rural health centers in the state of Puebla, Mexico to strengthen strategies for the prevention and control of diabetes through the Microclinic Social Network Program a one of a kind pilot project in Latin America. From North America to the Middle East, the Microclinic Social Network model, has demonstrated its effectiveness for socially engineering and leveraging the power of social networks interventions to propagate healthy lifestyle behaviors for diabetes prevention and control in resource-limited settings. Puebla proves that “good health is contagious.” Committed communities, strong leadership from health authorities and engaged work of the community health staff are key for happier and healthier families; in their own words, the program is saving lives. Film maker ILAMA.