Healthcare handbooks are usually heavy, dense tomes with little room for language barriers. The Millennium Villages, an initiative lead by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, are located throughout rural Africa and work to change the way healthcare is learned and taught with this graphic book system. One volume is a teachers’ guide, used to train community healthcare workers (or CHWs) on the best ways to utilize the CHW handbook. The second volume is dual-sided, one side containing notes for the CHW, with the other side of the same page showing only graphics. This allows the CHWs to teach locals in their native languages about topics ranging from oral hygiene to pregnancy to HIV and AIDS.
The CHW handbooks were designed with the Interns for Change at Pratt Institute, lead by Deb Johnson. Read more about the millennium villages here.
• graphic illustrations/storyboards for individual topics with design team
• assisted with layout and design for print-ready document