Midwives Play Their Part in Tanzania

In Tanzania, five midwives and a doctor made a film, 'Play Your Part,' which has since been screened on national television and at international events. In the film we see the struggles of people at grassroots level as they try to reach health facilities, as well as the heroic attempts of health care workers to provide care.

When the film was aired on Tanzanian television in 2007 – the night before a budget debate – Members of Parliament were urged to watch. This led to uproar as MPs demanded better services for the mothers of Tanzania. The government has responded to the campaign by doubling the numbers of midwives trained each year, and by immediately employing new midwifery graduates, especially in rural areas.

See the film on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoGybbAJaJM.