Why did Mrs X die, retold [Stream video, duration 14:37] “Why did Mrs X die, retold” is a remake of the 1988 film, “Why did Mrs X Die?”, created to educate midwives, heath workers and decision-makers about the key issues associated with safe motherhood. Although progress has been made, and fewer mothers are dying from pregnancy-related problems, many fundamental issues remain the same.
Saving mother's and children's lives This video highlights that every year, an estimated 360 000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth and around eight million children die before their fifth birthday. Millions can be saved if the right health care is available.
Community midwifery takes hold in Laos Maternal and infant mortality in Laos are high because too many women give birth without skilled assistance. To address this gap, the country recently began to train and deploy a new cadre of licensed community midwives.