Impoverished Pregnant Women Forced To Haul Water To Their Own Deliveries. Here's Who's Helping Them

March 30, 2015 10:12 PM

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After giving birth to twins in a dingy clinic in Tanzania, Doris Alikado wasn’t able to clean herself for 24 hours. But the exhausted mother was at least relieved that she had had enough water to wash her newborns.

Every year, nearly half a million babies in the developing world die before they turn 1 month old because they’re born into unhygienic conditions, a new study released by nonprofit WaterAid found. And though half of hospitals in Africa don’t have access to clean water, the staff are well aware that ...

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