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Giving birth in the DRC – in pictures

8 October 2013
Giving birth in the DRC – in pictures

Dr Along Diana Andersen does the rounds, together with nurses, examining post- and prenatal patients in the maternity ward of Mosango hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: © Sven Torfinn/Panos/H4+

Panos photographer Sven Torfinn was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to document the work done looking after mothers and their babies at health centres and hospitals supported by H4+.

The H4+ is a group made up of UNAIDS, UNFPA, Unicef, UN Women, the WHO and the World Bank and was formed to implement the UN Secretary General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health in order to make progress in the health-related millennium development goals.

See the complete photo essay by Sven Torfinn in The Guardian

Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Population:
69.4 mil
  • Fertility rate
    6
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio
    730
  • Contraceptives prevalence rate
    8
  • Population aged 10-24
    33%
Youth secondary school enrollment:
Boys -
Girls -