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New Midwives, Some Male, Want to Reduce Maternal Mortality in South Sudan

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More than 60 people graduated in Juba this week with diplomas in midwifery and nursing. Their goal?  To reduce South Sudan's high rate of maternal mortality. Eight men were among the 66 graduates of the Kajo Keji Health Science Institute — an unusual occurrence in South Sudan, where midwifery is associated almost exclusively with women. Samuel Ladu Morish, 26, says he felt he could no longer sit by and watch young women die because of childbirth. "A lot of mothers are...

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