Medicine and motherhood in crisis
This investigation will provide context to high maternal & infant mortality rates in Sierra Leone. We explore the legacy of the Ebola epidemic, its impact on the country’s health system and what this means for new & expectant mothers.
- €14,450 Budget in Euros
- 2020 Final release date
- 5 Round winner
- 1 Location
After the Ebola epidemic and decades of institutional neglect - Sierra Leone sits between health and debt crises exacerbated by conditional international loan payments that drive austerity measures. With the arrival of COVID-19, Sierra Leone’s fragile health system has been stretched to its limits.
Women, girls and children are particularly vulnerable during times of crises. We explore why this is the case, with a particular focus on what it’s like to be a new or expectant mother in Sierra Leone.
This project will develop both investigative and character-driven narratives, placing emphasis on local collaboration.
Application title: Young, Pregnant & Punished: mothers and girls in Sierra Leone
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- What we can learn from the Ebola epidemic
- Bad awakening and departure
- We collectively suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
- Graphic Novel: Motherhood in crisis