A short clip from a performance by Siem Reap's Comedy for Health team. The performance promotes breastfeeding through comedic interactions and storylines. The performance in its entirety runs about two hours, and demonstrates correct methods of breastfeeding (immediately after delivery, encouraging only breast milk for the first six months of the infant's life, and introducing complementary foods after six months), while making jokes about all of the incorrect ways to breastfeed. The show also touches on a common traditional Cambodian belief in spirits; encouraging parents and families to seek medical services instead of those of spiritual healers when they have symptoms of sickness.
Comedy for Health is a program created and managed by RACHA, the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance, in order to share health messages to rural communities in an accessible way. To read more about Comedy for Health, please go here: http://www.racha.org.kh/what-we-do/community-health-mobilization/health-promotion, and check out RACHA's amazing other programs at http://www.racha.org.kh.