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Published on May 2, 2014
Seda, a 25 year old nurse-midwife, is the only skilled birth attendant on staff in the maternity ward at Chakhaza Health Center in Dowa, Malawi. Only 1% of the rural population in Malawi is linked to the national electricity grid, and Seda, like many health care workers, struggles without power to make sure pregnant women can deliver safely, often times in the dark. That's why Every Mother Counts is supporting We Care Solar by providing Chakhaza and 39 other rural health facilities in Malawi with solar powered 24/7 electricity. Learn more at everymothercounts.org.
Directed and Produced by Clancy McCarty Cinematography by Venetia Dearden Written and Edited by Jessica Reynolds On Site Translations by Chimwemwe Nyondo Additional Translations by Chrissie Mahuka Driver: Andrew Kayuni/The Responsible Safari Co. Sound Mix: Harbor
Special Thanks: Christy Turlington Burns, Erin Thornton, Jessica Bowers, Heuglin's Lodge, Seda and the women at Chakhaza Health Center, Laura Stachel and We Care Solar Malawi, VII, Dominic Webb, Tyler Denton, Josh Estey