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Countless women dying needlessly and in great pain

Elana Dallas has returned from Sierra Leone, where she was part of an Amnesty International team researching maternal mortality Back in the UK, trying to make sense of my photos, my notes, and all that we learned about maternal mortality … Continue reading

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Grief is still so raw

Elana Dallas is in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone, as part of an Amnesty International team researching maternal mortality 3 February: Today we meet some families of women who’ve died in childbirth in the past few months and the medical staff in … Continue reading

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A maternity waiting house amid the rocky hills and outcrops… and cows

Elana Dallas is in Sierra Leone as part of an Amnesty International team researching maternal mortality Monday 2 February: We’re in Kabala, in the north, a place of rocky hills and outcrops… and cows. Our itinerary for today has been … Continue reading

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Lucky to be alive

Elana Dallas is in Makeni, Sierra Leone, as part of an Amnesty International team researching maternal mortality Another bumpy drive, this time to Makeni, the regional centre. Again to the hospital – the main government referral hospital for the area. … Continue reading

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Everyone knows someone who’s died

Elana Dallas is in Kambia, Sierra Leone, as part of an Amnesty International team researching maternal mortality Saturday 31 January: We spent today following up the stories of women who died in childbirth. We found some of the cases in … Continue reading

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