Wellbeing of Women & Medical Aid Films
At The Portland Hospital we are able to provide our expectant and new mothers with the best in maternity care to ensure that their needs are met and their experience is a happy and exciting one. We are however very aware that not all women are able to get the level of care that they deserve to have a healthy pregnancy and birth.
We are therefore delighted to be working in partnership with two leading women's health charities: Wellbeing of Women and Medical Aid Films. These charities fund training, education and research into all areas of women's health both in the UK and the developing world.
Every penny that you donate will go directly to the charities, so you can be assured that your donation really will make a difference to help empower and educate women worldwide.
£20 can make a difference to a woman you know by paying for one hour of vital research to find better treatments.
£100 can allow training films and animations to be seen in the most remote areas by providing a robust, portable DVD player.
£1,000 could mean a successful pregnancy for childless couples by providing equipment needed for analysis of DNA samples, to help women who've experienced recurrent miscarriage.
£10,000 can make one training animation that can be seen by thousands of front line health workers and women all over the world.
£20,000 will fund a research scholarship for a young doctor or midwife.
Wellbeing of Women
Wellbeing of Women touches the lives of millions of women and their families by investing in pioneering research into women’s reproductive health. We fund people and projects to improve treatments, advance knowledge and better support women at each stage of life so they no longer have to suffer the distress, pain and heartache caused by women’s reproductive health issues.
Many of the tests, treatments and preventions that we all take for granted today are the results of research that Wellbeing of Women has funded over the last 50 years including: increasing survival rates in premature babies, the introduction of fetal scanning in pregnancy and the importance of folic acid, both when trying to conceive and during pregnancy. Wellbeing of women also funded research which identified the link between cervical cancer and the human papilloma virus, so that today’s teenage girls are routinely offered immunisation to help protect them from the virus.
Fiona Leishman, Wellbeing of Women’s CEO said, “Wellbeing of Women’s vision is for a world where women are free from the distress, pain and heartache caused by women's reproductive health issues. We will achieve this by supporting some of the brightest and best obstetricians, gynaecologists and midwives who are carrying out pioneering medical research to address a huge range of issues and conditions. We are delighted to have the support of the Portland Hospital to help us achieve our goals for the benefit of women, their babies and families everywhere.”
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Wellbeing of Women
78 New Oxford Street
Charity Registration No. 239281
Medical Aid Films
Each year almost 300,000 women and 3 million newborns die needlessly in developing countries due to complications in pregnancy or childbirth. Most of these deaths could be prevented with improved knowledge and skills around life-saving issues in maternal and child health.
Every woman and child deserves the right to a safe and healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Medical Aid Films is a UK charity that aims to save the lives of vulnerable women and children in the developing world by providing innovative education and training through film.
It produces quality, resource-appropriate film and animation to share life-saving knowledge about maternal and child health. Its films, covering topics from reproductive health to management of obstetric emergencies, are used to build community knowledge and strengthen skilled health worker training around the world. Medical Aid Films currently works with over 1,300 organisations in 80 countries, reaching over 1 million people each year.
"Women and infants living in the developing world continue to die from preventable and manageable complications. We know our films work. With your help we can produce more, providing health workers with new skills and saving lives."
Prof. Eric Jauniaux, co-founder of Medical Aid Films
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Medical Aid Films
16 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3ED
Charity Registration No. 1121578