Centre for Global Health Policy

Special film screening of the new documentary “MICROBIRTH”

Monday September 22nd, 6pm – 8pm

Chowen Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Brighton and Sussex Medical School Teaching Building, Sussex Campus, Falmer BN1 9PX


The Centre for Global Health Policy would like to invite you to a special film screening of the new documentary “MICROBIRTH”...

The way we give birth has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. Some leading scientists are warning that these changes could have serious repercussions for the lifelong health of our children.

MICROBIRTH” is a new feature-length documentary created by Brighton-based independent production company Alto Films Ltd premiering worldwide on Saturday 20th September 2014. Featuring prominent scientists from the UK and North America, including Professor Elbe from the University of Sussex, “Microbirth” examines how modern birth practices could be interfering with critical biological processes potentially making our children more susceptible to disease later in life.

The film investigates the latest scientific research that is starting to link the way babies are born with health in later life, particularly the increased risk of children developing certain immune-related conditions, including asthma, type 1 diabetes, celiac (coeliac) disease, obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, mental health disorders and even some cancers.  “Microbirth” explores several possible explanations!

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Director/Producer

To learn more about the film please visit: http://www.oneworldbirth.net/microbirth/.

This is a free event, everyone is welcome!