Colette Botchomoli,61,matron, holds  Sabina Mweli,25,who is suffering a misscarriage, in her arms.Collette is the matron of Elila health centre,Maniema Province,DRC, which serves a population of 5,634 out of two small buildings. She used to have an assistant but now she works alone in the maternity with help from the head nurse. Doctors are usually only affected to referral health centres and hospitals. Apart from Merlin NGO training she has only had 18 months of on-the-job training, 32 years ago. (image by Frederic Courbet)
Colette Botchomoli,61,matron, holds Sabina Mweli,25,who is suffering a misscarriage, in her arms.Collette is the matron of Elila health centre,Maniema Province,DRC, which serves a population of 5,634 out of two small buildings. She used to have an assistant but now she works alone in the maternity with help from the head nurse. Doctors are usually only affected to referral health centres and hospitals. Apart from Merlin NGO training she has only had 18 months of on-the-job training, 32 years ago.
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