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Dying from Malaria

A pregnant woman, with her relative keeping her breathing, is dying of a malaria crisis at the Birao’s hospital, northeastern CAR. She will die seven hours later, leaving eight children behind. The hospital, staffed with two employees and looted during attacks a few months ago, had no drugs or surgical and delivery facilities. UNICEF now helps to maintain the cold chain and to run the vaccination campaigns, offering vaccines, vitamin A, essential drugs and mosquito nets to the communities.

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Taken on June 19, 2007