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Senegal: saving the lives of mothers and babies

Pregnant women waiting in pre-delivery room.
WHO/Marie-Agnes Heine

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The eight beds in the pre-delivery room of the maternity ward are almost always full. Round the clock, five skilled health staff take care of women who give birth at the facility – on average 30 per day. The package includes antenatal care, childbirth and emergency surgery if necessary and costs each mother 18 000 CFA (about US$ 40).

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