Gyrow is an 8 year old Nigerian boy who just want quality play time with his ever busy doctor dad who is constantly attending to a long queue of patients in his private clinic. When Gyrow stumbles on a magical eye glasses that transports him into humans, he takes up a super doctor role, by going into patients’ body to fix ailing organs. The challenge is, Gyrow is not prepared for the resistance the pathogens will give him and each time he has to come up with ingenious ways to defeat the virus.
Gyrow on tablet
It all started with a passion to tell stories about the travail and struggles of white blood cells and red blood cells but it quickly morphed into something bigger; A crusade.
People at the front line of care have a hard time convincing families in the rural areas to get vaccinations against polio and other diseases. They often rely on traditional and religious rulers to help in persuading them to take this vaccinations.
Health issues are more than what happens in the hospitals. There are a lot of delays:
- Delay of decision making by patients (cultural and Religious interference forbidding followers to use orthodox medicine)
- Delay in accessing health facilities (poor road network)
- Delay in attending to clients in the hospital due to inadequate man power/ work overload
- Delay in instituting treatments (No drugs, oxygen etc)
Because Nigeria posts a 1:6000 doctor to patient ration as against WHO recommended 1:350, health care is not accessible to 70% of the population that live in abject poverty so they often self medicate on concoctions and hospital is usually the last result when sadly it is to late to save the life.
This animation is poised to take up the consequences of those delays but we have a GYROW super doctor who comes at the nick of time to save the day. GYROW cartoon is visually powerful and emotionally engaging enough to educate, expose what goes on inside us and motivate us to GET RID of the delays and start making healthy choices.