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A woman in South Sudan has a one in six chance of dying during her lifetime from complications during pregnancy or childbirth. Tetanus affects mostly the newly born and mothers, and a routine Tetanus immunization can save both mother and child by producing antibodies that mothers pass to their unborn babies. Once a mother is properly vaccinated, not only is she protected, but she passes along immunization and protection to her newborn child for the first two months of life. Save the Children midwives and EPI Outreach Officers prepares Tetanus vaccines for expecting mothers in Lomeyien.

A woman in South Sudan has a one in six chance of dying during her lifetime from complications during pregnancy or childbirth. Tetanus affects mostly the newly born and mothers, and a routine Tetanus immunization can save both mother and child by producing antibodies that mothers pass to their unborn babies. Once a mother is properly vaccinated, not only is she protected, but she passes along immunization and protection to her newborn child for the first two months of life. Save the Children midwives and EPI Outreach Officers prepares Tetanus vaccines for expecting mothers in Lomeyien.