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July 6, 2011 - Juba, Republic of South Sudan - A nurse takes the blood pressure of a South Sudanese pregnant woman during a check up in Juba Teaching Hospital, South Sudan's oldest, and by far the largest and best-equipped in the new country. 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