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U.K. Mother's Day -- A Cause for Celebration, But Not for All

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 4:38 PM

As many families will be happily celebrating motherhood in the United Kingdom this Sunday, there are others around the world who sadly will not. London-based charity, SafeHands for Mothers, whose aim is to reduce maternal and newborn mortality, has launched this week its latest film Making It Happen,...

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Making It Happen: Reflections on Maternal Care in Sierra Leone

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 11:37 AM

I have traveled and worked in over 40 countries filming and recording the, rituals and traditions around pregnancy and birth and have seen many shocking things but nothing prepared me for the emotional challenge of what I witnessed in Sierra Leone. Within two days I saw five stillborn births and...

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