Pitch Piece – Dr. Laura Stachel

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Here is my pitch piece for the documentary I would like to make.

NOTE: All video, and images are from Dr. Laura Stachel.

Meredith Paulley (Voice) Music

“Accralate” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/   Sources: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs348/en/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maternal-deaths-in-childbirth-rise-in-the-us/2014/05/02/abf7df96-d229-11e3-9e25-188ebe1fa93b_story.html http://wecaresolar.org/about-us/our-story/

Voice Over Script

Everyday in the world roughly 800 women die giving birth.  Most of these deaths occur in poor countries where access to the most basic necessities is scarce.  In Africa the chances of a woman dying during childbirth are 1 in 39, compared to the United States where approximately 18.5 women die for every 100,000 births.

 

In 2008 Dr. Laura Stachel traveled to Nigeria to find answers about maternal mortality and how it could be lowered.  She found many state hospitals were running without reliable electricity.  Nighttime deliveries were being preformed by candlelight, flashlight, torch, or in complete darkness. Some patients were even being sent away – often with fatal consequences.  If there were any complications during childbirth, doctors would be unable to use medical equipment to save the life of the mother or child without electricity to operate the machines.  Many of these deaths could be prevented if the hospital simply had a reliable source of energy.  Performing surgery in almost complete darkness is very dangerous, often with devastating results.

 

Dr. Stachel contacted her husband Hal Aronson who has a solar energy background.  Together they came up with an idea to bring power to these hospitals.

The Story of Dr. Laura Stachel

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Here is a voice over introducing my project.

Meredith Paulley (Voice)

Music “Accralate” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sources:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs348/en/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maternal-deaths-in-childbirth-rise-in-the-us/2014/05/02/abf7df96-d229-11e3-9e25-188ebe1fa93b_story.html
http://wecaresolar.org/about-us/our-story/

SOLAR SUITCASE LOCATIONS

AFRICA
Cameroon
Democratic Republic of Congo
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Liberia
Malawi
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Tanzania
The Gambia
Uganda
Zimbabwe
CENTRAL AMERICA
Mexico
Nicaragua
CARIBBEAN
HaitiASIA
Afghanistan
Burma
India
Pakistan
Japan
Nepal
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Tibet
Vietnam
Source: wecaresolar.com