Bangladesh drama breaks childbirth taboo

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Filmmakers and charity workers are joining forces to raise awareness of the dangers of childbirth in Bangladesh.

The subject is typically considered taboo – a silence which can have negative health consequences for both the mother and child, in a country where 20 mothers a day die of pregnancy-related causes.

The filmmakers and BBC Media Action are trying to break that taboo and are using expertise from the hit UK television drama, Call the Midwife.

Akbar Hossain reports.

 

 

Source: BBC