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/ 11 May 2008

Battling to take death out of birth in Africa

Lying on a sagging mattress and wincing slightly, Anna Lado laughs at the idea that she should have been afraid of giving birth to her first child, now lying in a crib near her in a hospital in south Sudan. ”It’s natural,” she smiles. But in fact, she received a life-saving caesarean in the capital’s teaching hospital.