H1N1 PSA, Haiti style

This made me really happy. In Haiti they don’t have many billboards or posters — most of the advertisements come in the form of paintings on the walls lining the main streets.

Here’s an easy to understand message on how to avoid H1N1 transmission that gets the point across regardless of literacy level. On Haiti Rewired, the community has been working together to produce a Construction Booklet with similar iconography to instruct people on the right and wrong ways to build structures that are earthquake resistant. Perhaps instead of pamphlets, we should be recruiting local artists to paint the booklet material on walls like this. That way, it’s only a matter of time before the information becomes common knowledge.

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