Medical Aid Films

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Medical Aid Films aims to put an end to preventable deaths by providing a simple, scalable intervention: health education through film.
Since 2007 Medical Aid Films has been producing and distributing free films for training and education for frontline healthworkers in low resource areas of the world on topics of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
Our mission is to save the lives of women and children through ensuring that those in need have access to vital health information and training resources.
We have 34 films, covering life-saving topics such as emergency obstetric care and nutrition in pregnancy, used by over 1,200 individuals and organisations in 80 countries worldwide.
Nutrition – Food for Life
  •    What pregnant women need to eat
  •    Breastfeeding

Healthy Pregnancy and Safe Delivery

  •    Importance of Focused Antenatal Care (FANC)
  •    Warning signs of pregnancy

Newborn Care – The first hours after delivery

  •    The first hours after delivery
  •    What to do when a newborn is not breathing
  •    How to care for a newborn – Full length

Reproductive Health

  •    How to plan a pregnancy 

Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC)

  •    How to use the Partograph
  •    Focused Antenatal Care
  •    Neonatal Resuscitation

Basic Obstetric Ultrasound 

  •    How to use the ultrasound probe

What we do

We have 34 films on key Maternal and Child Health topics. These are available in English, French, Swahili and Somali.

In our Newborn series we have the following films:

Neonatal Resuscitation for skilled healthworkers

Newborn Care – the first hours after delivery

Focused Antenatal Care (For skilled and community education)


Maternal Nutrition

Newborn Care – what to do if a newborn is not breathing