Thank you Maggie for making me aware of and introducing me to this network
and I am excited to see future discussions.
Medical Aid Films is a UK based NGO that produces and distributes free
education and training films for frontline health workers and their
communities. These films range from skilled health worker training to very
low skilled community health worker (and even community) training. The films
aim to improve the lives of mothers and babies living in low resource
settings by improving health care delivery and service uptake.
We have just completed 5 new films and 2 revised films which were generously
funded by The Pharo Foundation. This brings us to a total of 27 complete
films with 6 more on Caesarean section and 3 on cervical cancer due by the
end of the year.
These latest film topics were researched and decided upon with the help of
the Somaliland Nursing and Midwifery Association (SLNMA) and Dr Peter
Jackson MB BS FRCOG, who helped to compile the WHO/UNICEF/THET Somaliland
MoH EmONC training protocols 2012, which the films followed closely along
with other latest protocols, guidelines and expert advice.
I have listed these new films below and have attached our complete film list
to this e-mail for your reference, you can find all our films on our
website: http://medicalaidfilms.org/our-films/. We translate all our films
into French and Swahili and now into Somali, thanks to The Pharo Foundation.
These latest films are only available in English at present as we are
currently undertaking the dubbing into further languages and will let you
know as soon as they are ready:
4 new films on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) for skilled
ü Administration of Parenteral Antibiotics
ü How to use the Partograph
ü Manual Removal of the Placenta
ü Focused Antenatal Care (FANC)
1 new film for community education to support health worker initiatives to
encourage ANC attendance
ü Importance of Focused Antenatal Care (FANC)
2 Revisions of existing MAF films
ü Neonatal Resuscitation
ü Prevention and Management of PPH
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As always, all of our films are available to freely download from our
website and we can send DVD copies if you provide us with your contact
details. Should you have any questions or problems downloading please do
not hesitate to get in touch.
We have also taken the advice of end users and individuals and chaptered
the films. We are aware that people prefer them to be in smaller sections
for ease of download and for teaching purposes so we have broken the films
to be delivered in sections of less than 5 minutes. We are happy to send
download links to these sections for those that need them too?
As a final point these films would not be possible without the generosity of
so many people especially the medical and midwifery teams and advisors who
were always on hand during and after work and even on holidays and when they
should be enjoying their retirement, thank you all for your kindness.
Very best wishes,
We have recently moved offices my new direct line is below and our new
address is: Medical Aid Films, 16 Lincolns Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3ED, UK