Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Fatima del Rosario Gonzalez Polanco, 13, rides from the casa materna in the town of La Dalia to the hospital. Without help, the journey is a perilous one for many. Casas Maternas national coordinator Francisca del Carmen Espinoza Ortiz noted the case of a pregnant woman with complications who had to be carried in a hammock, put on a boat, then driven by bus to reach a health-care center.
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