Jean-Christophe Nougaret/MSF
Mothers and babies are quietly resting within the post-delivery beds in the maternity ward. If there have been no complications, typically mothers are discharged with their newborns between 6 to 24 hours post-delivery. The maternity has 35 beds and the medical team assists an average of 110 deliveries per week. Due to the absence of public transport and the cost of transport overall, bad status of roads … most of the patients comes from Aweil and villages close by. After delivery, mothers are educated on the importance of nutrition, how their children’s health can be improved by breastfeeding, how to take care of general hygiene, and the importance of routine vaccination.