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Madeleine has a 17 month-old daughter who was born at the village's primary health facility, | by World Bank Photo Collection
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Madeleine has a 17 month-old daughter who was born at the village's primary health facility,

Madeleine Sarr (25) has a 17 month-old daughter (Elisabeth) who was born at the village's primary health facility, Poste de Santé de Bicole, District of Fatick. The heath center, built by French NGOs, has a catchment area of 3255 inhabitants. It has a staff of seven, including a nurse (contracted by the MoH) and four community health workers, and a “matron” who helps during deliveries. There is no electricity or running water. Flashlights are used at nighttime, and a gas fridge is used for vaccines. The health center has the basic equipment, such as weighing scales, stethoscopes, and blood pressure cuffs. “Stock out” of drugs is a big problem. The ambulance has been broken for more than three months. Patient referrals are made to Fatick or to Kaolack hospitals. People go there by carts or they call the ambulance from Fatick. Bicole village, Fatick district, Senegal. (Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank

 

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Taken on July 25, 2010