Birthing Across Borders: Indigenous maternal care in Dadaab – Digital Promise

Birthing Across Borders: Indigenous maternal care in Dadaab

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MY World 360° March 2021 Playlist selection

A guided tour by indigenous Somali midwives showing the complex, often overlooked birth journeys of refugee women living in Dadaab, one of the worlds’ largest refugee camps.

Producers: Josephine Gitome, Dr. Muthoni Mainah, Brian Afande, Elizabeth Ngina, Edwin Nyongesa, Susan Munguti, Jen Bagelman, as a partnership between BlackRhinoVR and Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya and Newcastle University in Newcastle, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

Sustainable Development Goals addressed:

  • Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4: Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities – Reduce inequality within and among countries

Discussion Prompts

  • Why do you think this team chose the medium of 360 video to record these training video resources?
  • What other uses can you think of for using immersive media for education and training purposes?

Watch Birthing Across Borders: Indigenous maternal care in Dadaab on Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube.

There are several ways to experience 360° video, including through a VR headset, a VR viewer connected to a mobile device, a mobile device on its own, or through a web-based video player. See for more about 360° video and “like” the 360 Challenge Facebook page for more MY World 360° media.

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