Communicating for health

Audio-visual communications

Communications function at WHO

Technical information illustrated by images is better understood by lay audiences, at all levels of education. This is especially true among audiences who are considering how to implement procedures to improve health.

Sequences, timelines, and relationships are often better understood through WHO audio-visual services provide alternative methods to convey information through other means than written text. This includes graphic design of posters and print materials; production of exhibits, infographics and videos; broadcast video in support of WHO media and management of the WHO YouTube channel and the television and radio studio.

Audio-visual services also include support for creating and maintaining the WHO Photo Library and advise on the use of photos for WHO information materials. In regards to the use of audio-visual materials, DCO is available to guide teams from the planning phase to implementation, providing advice about the choice of audio-visual products, options, service providers, production and dissemination channels.