In this movie filmmaker Denise Eigenbrood is following the driven Milou and her colleagues in Sengerema. The movie is showing daily life on a NICU in a developing country with limited resources. It also shows the challenges towards a sustainable department for the smallest and most vulnerable patients.
The title ‘Every child deserves a name’ is based on the high perinatal mortality rate in Tanzania. Future parents are scared to directly name their child after birth, because they’re afraid of losing their baby during delivery or shortly after. Project NICU is straining for a better future for those vulnerable newborns, by giving the right care during- and after delivery. With the drop in perinatal mortality, it’s one of the goals to give the parent strength and hope for a future, because: every child deserves a name.