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Malawian Midwife's Clinic Report Record Number of  Safe Births
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The founder of a Malawian maternity clinic for poor women says it has set a record - delivering more than 8,800 babies with not a single death of mother or child. For her efforts improving access to safe childbirth, Charity Salima has become known as "Malawi's Florence Nightingale," the English founder of modern nursing. Lameck Masina reports from Lilongwe.
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Dubbed by Britain as Malawi's Florence Nightingale, Charity Salima is reputed to have delivered more than 8,000 babies with not a single death of mother or child. (Lameck Masina/VOA)
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