In Mozambique, Grim Prospects For Mother And Child

News & Features Melissa Block · ·
Community health volunteer Paulina Francisco (left) pays a visit to mother Belita, who gave birth to a baby girl at home in her mud hut just two days earlier. More than half of all births in rural Mozambique still take place in homes, not in health facilities. Francisco urged the family to take the newborn baby to a clinic in the next couple of days for vaccinations.