Mauritania

Mauritania

Health Care for Pregnant Women

Streaming Video - 2010
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Each year, some 800 women in Mauritania die during childbirth. The country's mortality rate for children under age five is also alarmingly high-approximately 14,500 deaths annually. This program follows Mauritania's struggle to meet national objectives established with guidance from the United Nations-aiming at a 75-percent drop in maternal deaths and a 66-percent drop in child mortality by the year 2015. The film visits a badly equipped, severely understaffed gynecological health center in Kiffa; another in Sebkha, which has a new ultrasound machine but only intermittent electrical power; and an outreach team working in rural areas, where an innovative obstetrical health care program is gradually making a difference.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (23 min.) :,sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Health Care for Pregnant Women

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