A Thin Line: addressing the challenge of women's healthcare in Africa, Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH)
Every year 7 million women who survive childbirth suffer serious healthcare consequences, mainly due to anaemia and PPH. Haemorrhage is also the largest cause of maternal death, killing almost 100,000 women each year – even though it is preventable and manageable with the right knowledge, skills and resources.
Told in their own words, this film follows the stories of a number of survivors of PPH in Ghana, highlighting the need and benefit from investing in maternal health, including training and education of health care workers, women themselves – rather than just saving one life, this is making an investment in future generations.
Film by Medical Aid Films, Yann Verbeke, Simon Sticker, with footage from the World Health Organisation (WHO)
"Why Did Mrs X Die, Retold" is a short animated film telling the story of one unfortunate woman's journey through pregnancy and childbirth. In doing so, the film paints an accurate picture of the dangers women are facing across the world, and our need to help them. Produced by Hands On for Mothers and Babies, an organization making educational tools for women in poor areas of the world. www.handsonformothersandbabies.org
"Why Did Mrs X Die, Retold" is a remake of the World Health Organization 1980's film "Why Did Mrs Die?" based on a lecture by the founder of the Safe Motherhood Movement, Prof Mahmoud Fathalla.
External Fellowship Applications: Bid Development Fund and Mentoring Support – University of Aberdeen
Early Career Fellowships are highly competitive and increasingly important as that first-step towards an independent research career. The College of Life Sciences and Medicine at the University of Aberdeen has a well-established fellowship management and mentoring programme but also recognises the need to do more to identify high calibre external applicants and give them the opportunity and financial assistance to visit Aberdeen at an early stage in the bid development process. If you are interested in applying for a research fellowship to enable you to work at Aberdeen then you are encouraged to discuss your ideas in maternal health in low and middle income settings with Dr Julia Hussein at Immpact in the University of Aberdeen.
BJOG special issue: Beyond 2015, the Future of Women’s Health Globally
BJOG special issue: Maternal and Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality: Findings from the WHO Multicountry Survey
BJOG special issue: The cultural environment behind successful maternal death and morbidity reviews