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Remote remedies: healthcare in Badakshan Afghanistan

Habiba shows off her six-day old baby, Sumah, born at Faizabad Provincial Hospital
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Twenty-two-year-old Habiba safely gave birth to her second daughter, Sumah, by Caesarean section. "I was in labour for two days at home because a female elder in my village told me to not bother to go to the hospital," Habiba says. "But I knew after having a Caesarean to deliver my first child that I should go to the hospital for my new one. I am very happy."

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