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Senegal: saving the lives of mothers and babies

A Senegalese woman walking to a hospital maternity ward.
WHO/Marie-Agnes Heine

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Guédiawaye district in suburban Dakar is one of the most populated areas of the Republic of Senegal. The health centre in the Roi Baudoin district serves 298 000 poor inhabitants - including 18 000 women of reproductive age - who often settle here on arrival from rural areas. The health centre can deal with complications during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

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