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Tania is a midwife for UNFPA in Kutapalong refugee camp. Every day around 30 women come to the clinic for check-ups.

 

None of the women have ever received antenatal care before they arrived in the camp. They arrive stressed and weak, most suffering from dehydration and anaemia.

 

She gives them supplements like folic acid and iron tablets to improve their health and advise them to come for frequent check-ups.

 

Because the mothers are weak, most of the babies are born prematurely and have health issues.

 

After birth, the midwives go to the women’s homes to provide postnatal care. Tania says they are trying to cope with all the pregnant women but they need more support.

 

Photo credit: Anna Dubuis/DFID

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Taken on November 1, 2017