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Women at the heart of development

Binta, 45, is a midwife in Katsina state in northern Nigeria. She is at the very heart of a UK aid funded maternal health programme which supports her to travel to rural communities to teach women the early warning signs of a difficult pregnancy and childbirth.


Find out more about how the UK is helping mothers and babies in Nigeria and around the world at www.dfid.gov.uk/mothersday2011


Photo: Lindsay Mgbor / DFID


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Taken on February 2, 2011