Millions of Egyptians suffer from poor nutrition, including birth defects and miscarriages. Now, a food fortification program is making an edible difference. One family's newest member is living proof.
The dangers of childbirth become amplified when mothers live in remote and poverty-stricken areas. In the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, far from any clinics or hospitals, a young mother struggles with the fear of complications during the birth of her daughter. This film examines how skilled birth attendants can dramatically improve the survival odds for both the mother and child.
Sometimes improving healthcare isn't simply a matter of building new hospitals or training more doctors. Filmmaker Phil Borges travels to the southern Peru, to learn about how local people are working with medical professionals to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for everyone.
Reaching out to Egyptian women and couples as they are about to get married, a new program educates newlyweds and women about pregnancy, labor, and newborn healthcare. This vital information is improving infant health outcomes.