Concern Worldwide's Child Survival Program has revolutionized maternal and child health by utilizing established local leaders to spread knowledge throughout the communities about how to access hospitals and healthcare. It has laid a foundation within the community and with local actors that is saving lives on a grassroots level.
Khurshida Bano and her family live in a slum that is being demolished by the government because of its proximity to a national park. Architect P.K. Das works with the Slum Rehabilitation Authority of Bombay to relocate the slum residents. Will they be able to navigate a bureaucratic system filled with corruption to successfully relocate people like Khurshida?
Capturing the game-changing power of cellular telephones to deliver financial services to the poor in earthquake ravaged Haiti, teams are building on models developed in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa. This film highlights the potential of low-cost cellular technology to serve the poor.
The extraordinary challenges and hard-won successes around maternal and newborn healthcare in Moba, a region along the shore of Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of Congo, form the center of this short film about the power of basic maternal health education in saving lives.
Living with HIV presents daunting challenges to prospective parents. This intimate portrait of an expectant mother in Lesotho follows her brave journey as she carefully follows prevention protocols before, during, and after giving birth -- and goes on to teach others.
Carriers is a compelling tale of five lorry drivers, their dreams, their lifestyles, and the parallel economy that links their lives to the rest of Indian society. The social exclusion of 6 million Indian truck drivers pushes them to risky behaviour and addictions. Watch the trailer on this page or the full documentary live on NDTV Profit or profit.ndtv.com 16/17 July Sat 10pm/Sun 5pm IST.
In the mid 1980s, scientists unlocked the genetic keys to manipulating our world. Suddenly everything seemed possible! There would be no more hunger or malnutrition; diseases would be vanquished and poverty wiped out. But twenty years on the situation looks very different, especially in India. Watch the trailer on this page or the full documentary live on NDTV Profit or profit.ndtv.com 9/10 July Sat 10pm/Sun 5pm IST.
Craig Kielburger founded Free the Children in 1995 after being shocked by the murder of a young Pakistani child labor activist. His organization has grown astronomically since then, using education to open doors for kids around the globe.
Tia Taurere is a young Maori activist from New Zealand involved in campaigns to promote forest preservation, oceanic life, and the revival of traditional Maori culture. She might seem overextended, but she believes all of these causes are intertwined.
Jeff, along with delegates from around the globe, descended on Bali for the 2007 Climate Summit. But Jeff's goals were unique: he made the trip in order to coordinate videoconferences for virtual delegates who decided to abstain from flying in order to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway is much more than just a place to store seeds. It has been designed to withstand almost any disaster, and it could play a vital role in ensuring continued food supplies and biodiversity for future generations.
Monica Carrillo is furiously blazing a trail for young Afro-Peruvian women in Lima. As a poet, performer, activist, and teacher, she is teaching the next generation to fight racism through self-confidence and knowledge.
Sepehr is an Iranian environmental blogger reporting on climate change and how it's affecting his country. His reporting has spurred protests and attracted media coverage that has protected natural areas from harmful development.