Inside a Neonatal Clinic in South Sudan: ‘In Some Ways, It Felt Wrong to Be Here’

JUBA, South Sudan — We noticed the quiet first.

Yet mothers here had nowhere else to turn.

The room was quiet.

The baby had stopped breathing.

After about three minutes the doctor took out a manual respirator and asked Restina to go outside.

Then she sat alone.

People needed to know what was at stake for women here.

They continued 10 more times.

She didn’t say anything for a moment.

Dr. Tongan and Mr. Lino stepped back from the incubator.

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