Safe Motherhood

This short animated film tells the story of one unfortunate woman’s journey through pregnancy and childbirth. It was launched, with FIGO’s input, at the FIGO World Congress in Rome in October 2012. The film paints an accurate picture of the dangers women are facing across the world, and emphasises our need to help them.

It is a remake of the World Health Organization 1980's film 'Why Did Mrs Die?', which is based on a lecture by the founder of the Safe Motherhood Movement, Professor Mahmoud Fathalla (a former FIGO President). It is produced by Hands On for Mothers and Babies, an organisation making educational tools for women in poor areas of the world.

See 'On Safe Motherhood at 25 Years ... Looking Back, Moving Forward', by Professor Mahmoud Fathalla (2012) and a compilation of his lectures and speeches.