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Submitted by abkodo2 on
If this is the African century, let's hope that it will not have hundred years duration.In my view the situation is gloomier.In fact these data are based on information provided by governments. They most probably do not reflect the real figures, which I believe are higher. Still in some African countries, women give birth in the villages far from any qualified medical assistance. Even when there are hospitals, in some medical structures, windows are broken letting all kinds of dust to enter in the surgery platforms, there is no water nor electricity nor sufficient hygienic conditions. In the main hospitals in Conakry, Guinea, after delivering new mothers can eat only if their families bring food. Often, they may sleep on the ground. They were only 6 incubatory units for the whole country. Therefore the lives of both mother and child are at a very high risk.