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Infants Continue to Die in Pakistan’s Drought-hit Region

In a small nursery with dubious hygiene conditions, an 800-gram baby, listed only as “Girl D/O Mahmood” struggled to breathe as the doctor tried to clear her wind pipe. The nursery, with 13 incubators holding under-weight babies, was part of the main hospital in Mithi city, headquarters of the Tharparkar district of Pakistan. The district, which lies in a desert-like region in Sindh province in southern Pakistan, has faced severe drought-like conditions for the last two to three...

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