WBEZ | gynecology http://www.wbez.org/tags/gynecology Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Film ‘The Edge of Joy’ reveals urgency of maternal mortality in Nigeria http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-22/film-%E2%80%98-edge-joy%E2%80%99-reveals-urgency-maternal-mortality-nigeria-89516 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-22/nigeria2.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>We live in a day and age where very few women <em>should</em> die in childbirth. In spite of spending more on health care than any other country, some 40 countries usually do better than the <a href="http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/campaigns/demand-dignity/maternal-health-is-a-human-right/maternal-health-in-the-us" target="_blank">U.S. on maternal mortality</a> rankings. One oil-rich African nation does a lot worse: Nigeria. They have the second worst rate in the world.</p><p>The new documentary film <em><a href="http://www.theedgeofjoy.com/" target="_blank">The Edge of Joy</a></em> looks at maternal mortality in Nigeria and how, every day, its medical workers race against time with little technology to save women. We talk about the film with Chicago-based filmmaker Dawn Sinclair Shapiro.</p><p><strong>Facets Multimedia will <a href="http://www.facets.org/pages/cinematheque/films/july2011/edgeofjoy.php" target="_blank">screen</a> <em>The Edge of Joy</em> Monday, July 25, at 7PM.</strong></p></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-22/film-%E2%80%98-edge-joy%E2%80%99-reveals-urgency-maternal-mortality-nigeria-89516