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Shadow Puppets and Neglected Diseases: Evaluating a Health Promotion Performance in Rural Indonesia

Kurscheid, Johanna; Bendrups, Dan; Susilo, Joko; Williams, Courtney; Amaral, Salvador; Laksono, Budi; Stewart, Donald; Gray, Darren


‘Rama and the Worm’ is a shadow puppet production targeting neglected diseases in Central Java. It is an entertainment-based intervention study to promote health by reducing the impact of parasitic diseases such as soil-transmitted helminths (STH). The study uses traditional Javanese shadow puppetry (wayang kulit) as a vehicle in village communities to disseminate health messages and promote behaviour change to prevent diseases caused, primarily, by inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-09-19
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15092050
Access Rights: Open Access


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