Mozambique Mums In Peril

Cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique just weeks after Cyclone Idai killed over 600 people. The dual strikes have left thousands without adequate health care but the most critical group may be pregnant and new mothers.
 
An estimated 10,000 pregnant women live in areas where damaged hospitals have no electricity or water. 19 temporary facilities have been set up, but most can’t provide sufficient care to pregnant and nursing women who also face high risks of malaria and malnutrition.
 
The UN Population Fund and other development partners hope to provide additional aid and launch needs assessments soon.
 
Al Jazeera

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