Photography: Save the Children: GAVI Alliance: 05_IMG_7421web

Midwife Poni Margaret administers a Tetanus vaccine to expecting mother Maria Nalabai in Lomeyien. Neonatal tetanus, although only known in textbooks in developed countries, is a risk for newborn babies in South Sudan. Mothers who give birth at home, without access to a safe and clean environment for their newborn, sometimes cut the umbilical cord with a razor blade, causing neonatal tetanus.

Midwife Poni Margaret administers a Tetanus vaccine to expecting mother Maria Nalabai in Lomeyien. Neonatal tetanus, although only known in textbooks in developed countries, is a risk for newborn babies in South Sudan. Mothers who give birth at home, without access to a safe and clean environment for their newborn, sometimes cut the umbilical cord with a razor blade, causing neonatal tetanus.