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For Iraqi mothers-to-be, hospitals are pandemic no-go zones
By Ali Allaq with Salam Faraj in Baghdad
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Kut, Iraq, Aug 2, 2020 (AFP) - Iraqi midwife Umm Mariam used to help bring three babies into the world per day. But with mothers-to-be avoiding pandemic-hit hospitals, she now delivers twice that number in her makeshift home clinic.
Across the country recovering from decades of war, health centres face shortages of oxygen supplies and protective equipment even a ...