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2011 - Ilha de Mozambique, Mozambique - Muaija Aly weighs her baby boy during a check up with Doctor Jacob Andarusse Daude. Jacob Andarusse Daude is a 32 year old man from Ilha de Mozambique. He is a doctor in Preventive Medecine and has practiced for 11 years. Muaija Aly is a 21 year old woman from Jambesse (Ilha de Mozambique). She came to the Mozambique Island Hospital because her 9 months baby boy, Cassimo Aly, is ill with chickenpox. The Mozambique Island Hospital, the first one built in the country back in the the 19th century, serves a population of more than 50,000. With just one doctor, the hospital counts on nurses and assistants to provide care for patients referred from various communities in a 20 km radius. A world heritage site, the hospital has seen little investment in the last years and has serious infra structure problems. There is no electricity and all equipment is manual. In the maternity ward, 10 beds receive both pregnant women and the sick, who are treated by four midwives and a few nurses. No surgeries can be performed here. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus / Sipa Press / UNFPA