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[Above: A mother holds her two-month-old baby, at her home in Lanyi, in Mundri East County South Sudan. (Courtesy of Kate Holt/Jhpiego.)]

Celebrating Midwives and the Communities They Support in the World’s Newest Country

Posted May 6, 2015

For mothers and children across the world, skilled care during childbirth is vital. But in South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, care is not always readily available.

compelling photo essay highlights work done under USAID’s predecessor flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program to improve maternal health in South Sudan — and includes audio of a woman telling her own story of becoming a midwife in a country with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

Maternal and Child Survival Program