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July 24, 2011 - Juba, Republic of South Sudan - Lushi Rashid, a 29 year old muslim South Sudanese woman, sits with her husband Amin Rashid  and her new born baby boy seven days after giving birth at her family home in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. With fewer than 100 trained midwives for a population of over eight million, 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