Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Message

I talked today with the people who will be producing Indonesia’s bird flu PSA’s. I’ll let you know when I have more details, but they plan to roll them out September first. My friend Jason has made an appeal to his multi-media blog fans for help in designing the message.

The UNICEF group will start shooting in two locations on Thursday. They plan to put out at least one in a local dialect.

Here are the four main messages they want to convey:
1. Wash: do not let your family handle sick or dying birds; if you do handle a sick bird, wash your hands and report to local authorities.
2. Separate: Cage your birds and separate all new flocks for two weeks.
3. Report: If you have a fever with flu-like symptoms and have had contact with sick or dying birds, go immediately to a health centre.
4. Cook: prepare and cook all poultry and eggs well and wash hands and utensils.
What do you make of that?
Pictured above: health workers look for a goose which escaped into the woods during a cull in Kaben Jahe, North Sumatra.