That our children will not die

United States, 1978

Film
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Nigeria has the highest death rate in the world. 90% of children die from preventable diseases - fever (malaria) convulsions, diarrhoea, vomiting, bronchopneumonia, measles and malnutrition. In mothers, the majority of deaths are related to pregnancy and child-bearing. Written in a feminist perspective, the film explores the subject of male dominance in the home and the re-education of both men and women in informed decision-making to help save children’s lives. The film also shows the primary health care services available in various parts of Nigeria which use specially trained community health workers in an expanded role. Discusses what needs to be the focus for any health-planning. Narrated by Professor O. Ransome-Kuti.

Credits

production company

Ford Foundation

producer/director

Joyce Chopra

Duration

00:59:28:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014621

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Children - Africa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Africa

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Children - Death

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Africa

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Social conditions

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Africa

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Death

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - Africa

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Care and hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Death

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Health and hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Community health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Community health nursing

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases - Prevention

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health education - Developing countries

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Public health - Nigeria

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Health and hygiene

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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