Rise in midwives an "exciting story" from South Sudan

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Maternity ward at Juba Teaching Hospital. (Screen grab from UNifeed Video)

Four years ago, there were only 10 qualified midwives in South Sudan, which has a population of more than 12 million.

Today, more than 300 of these skilled workers are deployed across the country, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

UNFPA Deputy Country Representative Dr Wilfred Ochan described the rise in midwives as one of the "exciting stories" coming out of the world's youngest nation.

South Sudan attained independence in July 2011, but has seen more than two years of brutal conflict.

Dr Ochan told Sebit William that UNFPA dreams of a South Sudan at peace, where every baby is born in safe conditions.

Duration:  3'08"

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