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July 6, 2011 - Juba, Republic of South Sudan - Agnes Gago (L), a South Sudanese pregnant woman, a few hours before giving birth to her second child at the Juba Teaching Hospital, South Sudan's oldest, and by far the largest and best-equipped in the new country. She said, "I'm not scared but I came to the hospital because I needed help. I can't give birth at home because I'm unable to cut the cord and clean the baby myself. At home there are no facilities and no medications". South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. One in seven South Sudanese women is likely to die because of complications from delivery. Just 10 per cent of South Sudanese women have access to medical professionals during childbirth. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus