In Photos: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Midwife Helen Danies speaks to a new mother at the maternity ward at the Juba teaching hospital. More than 10% of infants born in the hospital’s neonatal clinic die. South Sudan has some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world, with one in 26 infants dying within 28 days of birth
Photograph: Mark Naftalin/Unicef

Await Said looks at her newborn grandson, Ayah, whose mother died after his delivery. He has jaundice and sepsis and weighs only 1.3kg. The hospital does not have the equipment to properly test and treat Ayah
Photograph: Mark Naftalin/Unicef

A midwife checks on exhausted new mother Hazera Begum, 18, who is recuperating next to her daughter, three-day-old Kismat Ara, at the Unicef-supported birthing centre in the Kutupalong camp for Rohingya refugees, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Photograph: Roger LeMoyne/Unicef

Sara with her newborn son at Bwaila hospital in Lilongwe. Every year in Malawi 120,000 babies are born premature and 28,300 newborns die or are stillborn
Photograph: Thoko Chikondi/Unicef

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