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Senegal: saving the lives of mothers and babies

A premature baby with an oxygen mask.
WHO/Marie-Agnes Heine

Slide 7

This child was born premature and weighs 1 700 gram. Following WHO recommendations, the health centre has created a special "newborn corner" in the maternity ward. Today the little boy has a chance to survive, thanks to the oxygen resuscitation apparatus and the warming lamps available there.

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