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Senegal: saving the lives of mothers and babies

A smiling woman with her baby.
WHO/Marie-Agnes Heine

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Arame N. needed an emergency surgery when she gave birth to her first child, Gora, six months ago. The doctor warned that a quick second pregnancy would be highly risky. So she is seeking family planning advice at the health centre. She and her husband agree that giving birth should not kill the mother and wife.

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