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Watch Badra’s story – training midwives using film

Addressing maternal and neonatal health using educational films.

Somaliland has one of the highest maternal morbidity and mortality rates in the world. The lifetime risk of maternal death is 1 out of every 22 women.

With over 30 films in Somali, the work of Medical Aid Films supports the training, continued development and e-learning of nurses and midwives. Badra is one of them.


“I want to be a midwife because when you are a midwife you can save a lot of people…yourself, your family, then your community”


Badra’s Story:

From a rural village in Somaliland, Badra wanted to help her community

From a rural village in Somaliland, Badra wanted to help her community


“In a remote rural area, where there is no hospital, no qualified professional, or a doctor or a nurse, yes, there is a danger to the [pregnant] women”

Fouzia Mohamed Ismail, Somaliland Nursing & Midwifery Associate Director


Six days a week Badra took a long bus ride to study

Six days a week Badra took a long bus ride to study

She studied midwifery at the University of Hargeisa

Studying midwifery at the University of Hargeisa

Badra’s training included films produced by Medical Aid Films

Badra’s training included films produced by Medical Aid Films


“[Films] help to bring the information across in a colourful vivid way”

Khadra Egal, Somaliland Nursing & Midwifery Associate Dean


Now fully qualified Badra delivers 10-15 healthy babies a week

Now fully qualified Badra delivers 10-15 healthy babies a week


“The video you can watch and they will show you how to do it practically…when I come back to my community I can do the same procedures”

Badra Osman Farah, Midwife, Somaliland


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