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A Healthy Start

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 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.

Docuseek2 subjects

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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