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Foundations of Maternal and Child Health

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A collection of videos addressing key foundational topics in maternal child health.

Audience: Community health workers

Languages: English; Hindi; Spanish; Xhosa

Format: Videos

Key topics: Nutrition; Newborn care; Child development; Tuberculosis 

Around the world, more than 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Both new mothers and their infants face an even greater risk of experiencing poor health outcomes if they live in an underserved part of the world.

The great majority of maternal and infant deaths can be prevented. Improvements in maternal knowledge, leading to health-promoting behaviors, are often an important part of the solution.

With the Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust, we created a collection of foundational health education videos addressing key topics in maternal child health. This collection provides a simple introduction to the basics of maternal and child health from pregnancy through the early childhood years.

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These videos are free for use under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. 

Content Guide

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Protecting foods for healthy familiesPlayDownload


Special nutrients for healthy familiesPlayDownload


Healthy eating on a budgetPlayDownload


Healthy eating in pregnancyPlayDownload


Energy foods for healthy familiesPlayDownload


Building foods for healthy familiesPlayDownload


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