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Hospitals of Last Resort

Sierra Leone has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world. Hospitals lack basic equipment and medication, and factors such as poverty and lack of transportation make every pregnancy a gamble.

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A Mother's Final Look at Life
Article | FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- Fatmata Jalloh's body lay on a rusting metal gurney in a damp hospital ward, a scrap of paper with her name and "R.I.P." taped to her stomach. In the soft light of a single candle -- the power was out again in one of Africa's poorest cities -- Jalloh looked like a sleepi...
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In Sierra Leone, Every Pregnancy Is a 'Chance of Dying'
Article | KABALA, Sierra Leone -- Saio Marah, nine months pregnant and two days into labor, lay on a hospital bed and groaned loudly with each contraction.

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