Cimaza Virology Comics combines colorful, fact-filled comic imagery with science communication to educate children and teens about vaccines and infectious diseases. The engaging and creative comic strip style helps children learn about viruses, the value of vaccines, how vaccines work, and the people who discovered them. Cimaza Virology Comics was awarded the Innovation in Science Literacy Award for 2017.
Reviewed by Vaccine Education Center at CHOP on September 26, 2017
The inaugural award winner of ISLA is ‘Cimaza Virology Comics’. Using the power of illustrations, comics and animated videos Cimaza facilitates the acquisition and transmission of scientifically accurate information on viruses and vaccines, thus improving health and science literacy.
The graphic material of Cimaza is provided in the major European languages and in Arabic and covers a number of different topics, including bacterial and viral infections, antibiotics and vaccine safety. The challenge is to deliver scientific knowledge using an engaging and attractive means directed to a wide range of learners (children, parents, immigrants, refugees and low literacy communities, general public), empowering them to make the right decisions and take appropriate actions on their health and quality of life both in normal situations and during emerging crises.
For more information see the Cimaza profile.
I AM THRILLED TO KNOW THAT OUR INITIATIVE, CIMAZA VIROLOGY COMICS (website: www.cimazacomics.com) HAS BEEN SELECTED AMONG THE 4 FINALISTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE LITERACY AWARD 2017! THIS IS NOT THE FIRST AWARD FOR US AS WE WON THE SCIENCE HERO AWARD EARLIER IN 2015! #ComicsMeetScience
NO ONE FROM OUR TEAM HAS DRAWN YET ANY SALARY FROM THE PROJECT, NEITHER A GRANT TO CREATE THE MATERIALS WHICH ARE MOSTLY FREE AND OFFERED PRO-BONO for free-clinics, schools and universities (for example, donated to the EU project InnoVirology – www.innovirology.com), THEREFORE, REACHING THIS SEMI FINAL STAGE IS SO MEANINGFUL FOR US AND SO MUCH ENCOURAGING.
HERE I UPLOAD THE #VaccinesWork #Comics PAGES PUBLISHED SO FAR ON-LINE TOGETHER, ENJOY THEM! AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO HELP US BUILDING OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE TOO (link: www.facebook.com/virologycomics). FINALLY, IT REMAINED TO SAY I AM SO PROUD OF OUR MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN HELPING US TO DO MORE WORK (see our supporters: http://www.cimazacomics.com/about-us.html)
YOU TOO CAN BE A SUPERHERO MEMBER http://www.cimazacomics.com/subscribe.htm
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ترجمتها إلى العربيه : سلمى عبيد *** From SYRIA
تعرف على اول مشروع عربي بل و عالمي لتعليم الاطفال ( والوالدين) علم الامراض الفيروسية واللقاحات عن طريق “القصه المصوره المكتوبه والمرسومه من قبل الباحث الفيرولوجي ذات نفسه”!
Few weeks ago, 30 Romanian & 2 🇮🇹 kids DIED from #Measles #Morbillo!
Antivaxxers, instead of admitting their fault, they are now playing SIDS!
There is NO such link between Vaccines & SIDS. We have been explaining this using the most easy-to-understand model: the comic.
This why @VirologyComics is A LIFE-SAVING initiative!
Please help us to educate children, parents and grandparents about the science behind vaccines and viral diseases by sharing these FREE comics we publish weekly.