A Mother’s Story

In Northern Nigeria, rates of maternal, newborn and child mortality are amongst the highest in the world.
This film looks at an innovative new programme that is helping local communities to improve the health services including antenatal and postnatal care, safer deliveries, care for newborns and infants, better nutrition, and routine immunization against preventable diseases.

The programme is funded and supported by UKaid from the Department for International Development and the State Department of the Norwegian Government.

Security & justice in northern Nigeria

Up to 1 million people from across west Africa gather for the weekly market at Maigatari in northern Nigeria. This film looks the security challenges and how improvements in policing and justice are helping the market to develop.


Braids not AIDS: hairdressers tackle HIV in Zimbabwe

Tackling HIV and AIDS in the developing world is an immense challenge which means going beyond treating the disease to focusing on prevention. There is no one-size-fits-all solution any response must be tailored to the specific needs of each country and of the groups most vulnerable to AIDS. The UKs Department for International Development works with governments and other partners in a huge range of programmes to target the problems that contribute most to the spread of HIV and AIDS across the world.

Through a programme funded by the Department for International Development and run by PSI, hairdressers in Harare, Zimbabwe – are trained to give advice on safe sex and the benefits of using female condoms.

Rwanda: 15 years on – Hope beyond HIV

This film tells the story of Marceline, a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, whose life has also been changed by DFID-funded a five-year, £4.25 million programme. The programme is helping genocide survivors infected with HIV/AIDS to lead decent and fulfilling lives.