“I was only six months pregnant. I could feel myself go into labour, I had really bad back and abdominal pain. I was worried, so I walked to the hospital. My baby, Litjong, was born after a quick labour. He only weighed 650 grams. I was sad; but whether he was going to survive or not was not a question for me to answer. It was always going to be in the hands of someone else.”
Aluel, a patient at the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Agok, and mother of eight children, including Litjong who survived despite being born three months premature. Read more.