Maternal Mortality. Sierra Leone.
Evelyn Alpha carries a photo of her daughter Evelyn who died, 7 months pregnant, from complications with Hepatitis while prematurely delivering her baby in April 2010. Evelyn was working with the grassroots organization Amazonian Initiative Movement in Lunsar, Sierra Leone - and tried to raise awareness in villages about maternal health and good practice during delivery as well as trying to prevent Female Genital mutilation.
Her mother, a nurse, is still so devasted that she lost her daughter that she cannot bear visit her grave and has great difficulties talking about her daughter: "Everything I knew and she knew was not enough to save her!"
- jan grarup
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