Global Perspectives Film Series
Enjoy your lunch hour with us by viewing one of the many films from our library.
The Global Perspectives Film Series is one of our many continuing educational activities. Our goal is to provide the TTUHSC and local community with information about global, national, and local health and social issues. Through the film series, attendees will also gain knowledge about various heritage celebrations, historic events, and current trends in medicine. They will also receive insight into the customs, culture, and history of other countries and people. Free snacks are provided.
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
- 12:00 noon CT
- Lubbock (ACB 240)
- El Paso (MEB 1110 - 12:00 noon MT)
The story of polio eradication, and thus the story of this film is as much about the messenger as the message. The foot soldiers in the war to end this horrific disease once and for all comprise the largest non-military army in human history, and they are close to succeeding. Over 350,000 cases of polio were reported in 1988; by 2007 that number had declined to around 2,000 cases, mostly children under age 3 in India, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Final Inch is a powerful film about the legacy of polio in the U.S. and the public health heroes who are courageously fighting to end its brutal reign in the poorest areas of the world. March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. This film was selected to raise public awareness of tuberculosis and the efforts made to prevent and treat the disease.
April is Immunization Month. This film was selected to raise public awareness of polio and the efforts made to prevent and treat the disease.
Previously Viewed Films
- If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 806.743.2900.
- All films shown as part of the series can be checked out through the OGH library. Visit the OGH Library web page for more information.