Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  11 minutes
Date:  1996
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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A Healthy Start

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The debate over women's health care in South Africa.

A Healthy Start

In South Africa, still struggling with the legacy of apartheid, there were worries that women's health issues would be overlooked. So a group of women in Johannesburg formed the Women's Health Project to ensure that their needs and experience were included in the decision-making process. Their work is now being used by the World Health Organization as a model for other developing countries.

'Express(es)...women's desire for independence, self-sufficiency and the important role of having a voice in the process of decision-making...fast paced, yet informative.. geared toward the advanced high school student and above...has a place in all video collections in the areas of Women's Studies, History, Sociology and Anthropology. Highly Recommended.' Belinda L. Robinson-Jones, MC Journal


Main credits

Herrington, Sandra (film director)
Herrington, Sandra (film producer)
Herrington, Sandra (screenwriter)

Other credits

Camera, Anton Scheepers.

Distributor credits

Tekweni Productions with TVE

Tekweni Productions with TVE
Sandra Herrington

Docuseek2 subjects

Maternal and Child Health
Health, Healthcare, Medicine and Nursing
Women's Studies
South Africa
Reproductive Rights
African Studies

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Developing World
International Studies
Reproductive Rights
South Africa
Women's Studies


women's health care, South Africa,; Johannesburg, Women's Health Project, World Health Organization ; ; ,"A Healthy Start",Bullfrog Films

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