The Story of Ebola

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Produced by Global Health Media Project in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, and Yoni Goodman. Download link:

This animated story is told by a young girl whose grandfather dies from Ebola and puts the rest of her family at risk. It brings to life the many messages that are so crucial in understanding this disease on a community level.

The film makes visible the invisible Ebola germs to help people see and understand how Ebola spreads and how to protect themselves. Critical messages are woven through the story so that people better understand Ebola, see themselves within the context of an outbreak, and see how to act in ways that can keep themselves safe from the disease and protect their communities.

This film is intended to help meet the need for better education and awareness that is critical in eradicating this disease in West Africa, and whenever and wherever potential outbreaks may threaten communities in the future.

Director: Yoni Goodman

Producer: Deborah Van Dyke

Story: Deborah Van Dyke

Executive producer: Peter Cardellichio

Associate producers: Mark Binder, Simon Lawson

Art director: Uri Inks

Animators: Yoni Goodman, Sefi Gayego, Elie Klimis

Vfx and post production: Yoni Goodman

English narration: Ayesha Casely-Hayford
Recorded at: Just Voices, London, UK
Recording technician: Peter Warnock
Music, sound FX, and mix: Uri Kalian – Sweetsound

Content reviewers: Ombretta Baggio, IFRC; Jonathan Shadid, UNICEF; Alif Iman Nurlambang, IFRC; Amanda McClelland, IFRC

Special thanks to the staff and volunteers of the National Red Cross Societies of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea who have inspired, guided, and supported the development of this film with their tireless work and passionate commitment to the people in need.

This film was produced with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, mPowering Frontline Health Workers, and individual donations from Deborah Rose and friends from the Mad River Valley, Vermont – and beyond.

Copyright © 2015, Global Health Media Project. This film may be used according to the terms of our Creative Commons License: free distribution with attribution, no commercial use, no alterations.


Jumana Al Hamadani says:

I learned more stuff about ebola with this than at school

A cartoon taught me better than a building of teachers


shiqueen says:

Woww! I love the story and the video editing and animation and music and EVERYTHING!

MM 4 says:

Respect ❤️

BALLISTIX sylphia says:

Dude coming from an aspiring animator. That was godly work right there

rampageboy says:

what a wonderful message!! So powerful :')

Cristina Fisher says:

Save one person, you're a hero, save a thousand, you're a nurse.

Sandaru Wanigasuriya says:

Super educational

The Poltergeist says:

Very Acuurate and educational!

Annie Corpuz says:

This is amazing this is the best animation i love it.and thats why i will wash my hands all the time this animation will save peoples lives☺

Septian Suryo says:

Best educational animation ever

rosnah badrul says:

This is the best animation i ever see

stickfast anims says:

Greatest video i ever seen!

CR FILMS says:

This village is so small but it did something so big

Minnie Kenji-Soo says:

Ah. This animation is beautiful. I think when ppl use animation it really gets the attention of others. Thank you for bringing the awareness in this beautiful and artistic video:)

Fashyn Ward says:

This is a touching video. Let alone it also teachers kids how to wash they're hands on a daily basis for not only this sickness but other important ones too, and to make sure you always get rid of germs. Very amazing.

Max IPad says:

One of the best videos I've ever seen on YouTube

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U.S.A Countryball says:

there were have s wth

Dirock _15 says:

What an awesome video, the mom and daughter were so pretty, I loved how the colours bloomed when they saved the village, this helped spread awareness in the most beautiful way possible.

WillyWillWiggsen says:

I enjoyed watching this. Very well animated and explained. In times like this where you only see right wing propaganda, Islam, 29 genders and other crap it's hard to find quality content 😣

Italian Centurion says:

Hearthtouching story

Amber Nine Tailz says:

Beautiful animation! I love the girls accent!

Mitsuki Chan says:

one word beautiful

Flaze07 says:

…nailed it knew the mom is infected

Berton Cole says:

wow this is nice now we can learn this

Savage Rojan says:

I love the voice 😌

K.C Cover's says:

This was such a educational video it is definitely going to get through to others who watch this

PanzamaGaming says:

This animation is awesome

Advanced Derp says:

This is actualy a pretty nice story with a great ending. Sadly the grandfather died but i know they didnt understand ebola that well when it happend.

FloodedKnight54 says:

That's good animation

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