Online Program

Respectful Maternity Care

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 2:00 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Francis Webster, Head of Development, Medical Aid films, Medical Aid Films, London, United Kingdom

Too often, pregnant women seeking maternity care receive varying degrees of ill treatment; from relatively subtle disrespect to outright abuse. The fear of being badly treated and abused in health facilities often holds women back from seeking help.  Medical Aid Films developed this short animated film in collaboration with White Ribbon Alliance to promote Respectful Care.  The film brings to life the seven points of the Universal Rights of Childbearing Women Charter, and will be used for in-service training of health workers in Nigeria and Malawi.

The film follows Aziza, a health worker who is learning about respectful care as she looks after Mama who is giving birth to her baby.  It brings together the input and collaboration of frontline health workers, global expertise in respectful care, animation and voiceover by Zawadi Machibya from the BBC World Service – creating an engaging, story-driven educational tool to inform and inspire people about respectful care.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
List the seven points of the White Ribbon Alliance Universal Rights of Childbearing Women Charter (Fair and equal treatment; Privacy and Confidentiality; Information and Choice; Dignity and Respect; Freedom from harm and abuse; The best health care; Liberty) Describe each of the seven points above. Demonstrate respectful maternity care following the seven points above.

Keyword(s): Public health or related nursing, Advocacy for health and health education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Head of Development for Medical Aid Films, who have produced this film to support health worker training about Respectful Maternity Care.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.