Birth is a treacherous business, especially in Africa where every year up to half a million babies die on the day they are born. Evelyn Katunge, from Kenya, knows about the heartbreak of losing babies. She was just 18 when she gave birth. She had no idea she was carrying twins. They died hours after being born. There were complications with the birth and there was no effective healthcare. But that is beginning to change. Pioneering programmes are being introduced to prevent similar tragedies. We tell Evelyn’s story and looks at the work of experts like Dr. Abhay Bang in India, who has developed new methods of support and help for mothers not just in Africa but around the world.
Part of a 28 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.