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N.B. This is a DVD. Focal surgery to improve Maternal Health – A DVD with 5 films Maternal Health Care/Delivery Care has seriously lagged behind other sectors in showing health improvement. In fact in many low-income-countries Maternal Health has declined over the last 20 years. One important barrier to improvement at this level is the lack of surgical skills to deal with life-threatening situations. In this DVD there are 5 films on new or improved surgical operations that can save lives and improve the quality of health of many women and children. The films are as follows: 1. The new Misgav Ladach method for Caesarean section developed by Michael Stark is based on two important principles: surgical minimalism and working in harmony with the bodyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s anatomy and physiology and not against them. Opening up to the baby is done with the least tissue damage. After removing the baby only 3 layers are sutured including two mattress sutures only for the skin. 2. StarkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s method for abdominal hysterectomy uses the same principles for opening and closing the abdomen. 3 and 4. The two methods for Fistula repair developed by Catherine and Reginald Hamlin in Addis Ababa, the one for a simpler and the other for a more advanced fistula, comprise strengthening the repair with 4 layers of tissue including the Martius graft augmenting the blood supply to the area. 5. Symphysiotomy as an alternative to most cases needing Caesarean section has enjoyed a renaissance with WHOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blessing after a meta-analysis of 5500 cases showed how safe and gentle the method is with tissues with low mobidity including long-term follow-up. Gunnar Holmgren, Senior Consultant Physician, The Academy for Research and Development, JÃƒÂ¶nkÃƒÂ¶pings County Council