SafeHands for Mothers acts as a catalyst. Our hard-hitting films, documentaries and photography bring about change: improving maternal and newborn health, sexual and reproductive health, and empowering women and girls. In this way, our work drives progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 5 (gender equality).
We work in close partnership with developing country governments, UN agencies and international NGOs. Partners include the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Comic Relief.
We want to achieve lasting change and sustainability. That’s why our work fosters a sense of community ownership. Our innovative, low-cost solar powered media players educate and empower communities in remote, hard-to-reach areas, and support the training of community health workers and midwives.
Ongoing monitoring, evaluation and learning is central to our successful approach. Our team has extensive expertise and experience in this area. Robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) enables us to track results and measure our impact. Our work has enhanced the health and wellbeing of tens of thousands of vulnerable women and girls. In north-west Ethiopia, for example, our Comic Relief-funded project, in collaboration with the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia, significantly increased use of modern family planning, and safe delivery in health centres.