Maternal mortality is still unacceptably high. Every day, some 830 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications around the world reports the World Health Organisation.The cause is often a lack of basic health care and a very limited knowledge of topics related to sex, pregnancy and child birth. Female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and HIV/AIDS complicate matters even further.
Many women in the Arab World spend a significant amount of time on the back seat of taxis, often together with a friend. That is where discussions on every topic take place. We have produced a real life TV series Baby on board! Back-seat talks with pregnant women. Two women chatting together on the back seat of a taxi about the joy of being pregnant, but also about taking care of your body, recognising danger signs and getting medical support when needed.
The new series “Baby on Board” about pregnancy consists of 13 episodes of 10 minutes each. The series will be broadcast on satellite TV and used on social media.
Watch the first episode here.