Salimatu Kargbo

Salimatu Kargbo, age 28, was having trouble delivering and the government hospital told her that she would need surgery to safely bring her baby into the world.  However, since she was the wife of a poor farmer, there was no money to pay for it.  In desperation, her aunt and mother-in-law knocked on the door of my residence.  We sent Salimatu to the Holy Spirit Catholic Hospital, where, despite the Covid-19 threat, emergency ob/gyn procedures were still being performed.  The next day Salimatu had a successful C-section delivery, funded by Africa Surgery. Baby Aminata was born.

Aminata Kargbo, about 100 minutes after being born, sucks her hand while her mother Salimatu recovers from a C-section surgery in a nearby bed. 

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