Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Videos BBC Fight for Life

Fight for Life chronicles the difficulties experienced in the lives of women giving birth in developing countries and illustrates best practices that can help reduce the high rates of maternal and infant mortality. Each of the programmes in this series was filmed in a different country. The programme was broadcast on BBC World and later on numerous national television stations around the world. Filming for the programmes took place in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, India, Malawi, Mongolia, the Republic of Moldova and Uganda.

  • Bolivia
    Video [streaming wmv 00:23:15]
  • India
    Video [streaming wmv 00:23:16]
  • Malawi
    Video [streaming wmv 00:23:09]
  • Moldova
    Video [streaming wmv 00:23:00]
  • Mongolia
    Video [streaming wmv 00:23:15]
  • Uganda
    Video [streaming wmv 00:23:25]


The BBC series was made possible by generous financial support from the Department for International Development (DFID), UK. We would like to thank The Commonwealth Secretariat and UNFPA for their support.

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