TIME photography / Happy 100th Post

TIME has two awesome stories about maternity/infant mortality right now:

The Perils of Childbirth in Afghanistan

"Mother and Child

Siamoy feeds her one-month old baby in Badakhshan, where a harsh landscape and lack of infrastructure have given rise to an astonishingly high rate of deaths during childbirth. In this distant corner of the world, for every 100,000 babies born, 6,500 women will die."

This story
takes place in the span of an hour, if not less. It tells the tragic tale of a mother who gives birth in Sierra Leone, and is incredible heartbreaking. It manages to touch on a range of sociopolitical topics as well.

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