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Birth of a Surgeon [electronic resource]: Empowering Midwives in Mozambique

WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Suffering from an acute shortage of doctors, Mozambique launched a bold grassroots initiative to combat its high maternal death rate: the training of midwives in surgical delivery-related techniques. In this program, Wide Angle reports from the region with an inspiring profile of a female midwife-in-training and tracks her progress as she learns to counter life-threatening complications of labor such as eclampsia, acute bleeding, and ruptures of the uterus and performs a C-section. Filmed in the operating room and during night shifts in the delivery ward, Birth of a Surgeon illustrates the much greater contribution to maternal and neonatal care that a surgically trained midwife can make in Mozambique. In addition, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan speaks with Aaron Brown about her pledge to give particular attention to the health of women and to healthcare in Africa.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
57 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Viewer discretion is advised
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Mar. 01, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Empowering midwives in Mozambique
Related Title
Wide angle (Television program)
Series
The Wide Angle Collection: Human Stories, Global Issues
Contents
  • Defying the Odds (1:02)
  • Maternal Death Rate in Africa (1:40)
  • First Midwife Surgeons in the World (2:38)
  • Effects of Civil War (2:08)
  • Mozambique's Health Care Crisis (1:32)
  • Training Solution for Health Care (1:00)
  • Demands on Midwife Surgeons (2:40)
  • Rural Mozambique (2:38)
  • Ready to Learn (2:59)
  • Midwives Need Full Support (1:55)
  • There is No Democracy Here (1:55)
  • Performing a Cesarean Birth (3:00)
  • Saving a Mother (2:36)
  • Need for Midwives (1:02)
  • Further Training in Rural Villages (2:08)
  • Limited Hospital Resources (1:21)
  • Working with a Doctor Shortage (1:24)
  • Pressure to Have Children (1:45)
  • Taking Charge of the Operating Room (1:25)
  • Risks of Pregnancy (2:12)
  • A Tough Decision (3:41)
  • Why Midwife? (1:27)
  • Opening a Window to the World (2:14)
  • The Role of Women in Society (2:28)
  • Progress in World Health Care (2:54)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
  • 37083s Films Media Group
  • 39929 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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