17 OCT 2015. South-Sudan, huts near Abuyung village, Lake State. Rachel Achol, unknown age. 4 children, pregnant of the 5th - village in the area of Abuyung. She goes to pre-natal care - few Kilometers away - and will deliver in one month at the facility.
The biggested challange is doing agriculture while taking care of other kids.
She is alone but jer neighbors helps and also the TBA (Traditional Birth Assistant). South-Sudan has of the highest child and maternal mortality rate in the world. 1 women out of 30 risks of dieing for reasons related to pregancy and delivering. 1 child out of 10 dies before reaching the age of 5 for reasons related to deseas easily preventable or curable; malnutrition is a key factor.
- © Alessandro Rota
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