Survival: Lives in the Balance
The Struggle to Breathe (Philippines) (1 of 4) (#101)
Series Description: Millions of people in the developing world, mostly children, die each year from treatable and preventable diseases. Slowly, that is beginning to change as economic growth lifts hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty and the circumstances known to perpetuate disease. SURVIVAL: LIVES IN THE BALANCE is a landmark documentary series about global health. Four one-hour films take viewers into villages in the Philippines, Uganda, Niger and Bangladesh, where people suffer from diseases and conditions long since conquered in other parts of the world. Cameras following subjects from pregnancy to birth, through the formative years of a child's development and into adulthood to capture the pain of loss and witness the triumph of hope.
All Upcoming Episodes
There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.
These episodes of Survival: Lives in the Balance aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- The Plant That Cures Malaria (Uganda) (3 of 4) (#103)
- The Struggle to Breathe (Philippines) (1 of 4) (#101)