EU Cooperation with Mali: health projects

Type: Shots   Reference: I-078216   Duration: 00:03:17  Lieu:
End production: 13/05/2013
Training midwives is a key action to improve maternal health and reduce infant mortality. In Mali, the EU is funding a large training programme operated by a partnership between the Malian, the French and the Moroccan Red Cross. As a result, in urban centres like Bamako, mothers tend to give birth in maternity wards with qualified midwives, instead of giving birth at home. As part of this EU-sponsored programme, the Malian Red Cross also train health professionals and encourage them to go and work in rural areas. Even in the suburbs of the capital Bamako, patients have benefited from such trainings, as nurses trained by the Red Cross now run small health centres.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:05 General shot of a communal health centre, Bamako 00:00:05
00:00:10 General shot of nurses 00:00:05
00:00:15 General shot of midwives in practical training on a newly born baby 00:00:04
00:00:19 Closer shot of midwives 00:00:03
00:00:22 Closer shot of newly born baby being measured 00:00:17
00:00:39 Wide shot of trainer and trainee lifting the baby 00:00:07
00:00:46 Midwife trainee hand over the baby to the mother 00:00:07
00:00:53 Mother holds baby 00:00:09
00:01:02 Midwife talks to mother 00:00:03
00:01:05 Soundbite of Marie-Antoinette Traoré, midwife : « Here, maternal mortality has dropped because we follow the pregnant women properly. Before, the women were giving birth at home and were not being followed but things are changing, students are properly trained. » 00:00:21
00:01:26 Dr Fatoumata Maïga, director, Malian Red Cross talks to the new mother : « So the baptism will happen soon, perhaps you will nickname the baby « Red cross » (laughs) 00:00:07
00:01:33 Close shot of women laughing 00:00:04
00:01:37 A class with EU sticker at the door 00:00:05
00:01:42 Students listening to professor 00:00:04
00:01:46 Professor showing banner 00:00:05
00:01:51 Students 00:00:03
00:01:54 Professor writing on the black board 00:00:03
00:01:57 Dr Fatoumata Maïga talks to colleagues 00:00:05
00:02:02 Soundbite of Dr Fatoumata Maïga, director of Red Cross of Mali (in French): « The further you go from the regional capitales, the deeper you go in the countryside, you will realise that we have a lack of qualified medical staff who are ready to go in the countryside to work. So, in the Malian Red Cross Institute, we develop this culture of excellency and get those young people to go and set up in those priority zones where the needs are high. » 00:00:24
00:02:26 Trafic in Bamako 00:00:05
00:02:31 Market in Bamako 00:00:05
00:02:36 General shot of entry of a medical centre in the outskirts of Bamako 00:00:06
00:02:42 Patient being checked 00:00:10
00:02:52 Nurse Mahamadou Dambele checks patient 00:00:06
00:02:58 Soundbite of Mahamadou Dambele (in French) : « In this area, what is important really is to train people and get them to change their behaviour, to explain the people how to protect against malaria, measles or meningitis. » 00:00:19
00:03:17 Mahamadou Dambele going back to his medical cabinet 00:00:15
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