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Miracle baby defies odds

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Healthworkers at the maternity wing at Rundu's Intermediary Hospital have shown off a premature-born baby who defied all odds and is now 1 and a half years old.

Baby Peligrine Triumph Ndara weighed 800 grammes, hardly the size of the hand of an adult person, when she was born on August 2, 2022.

Together with her mother, Lahia Mwira, and staff at the maternity wing at Rundu hospital, baby Peligrine Triumph Ndara's story is one of triumph over adversity.

Lack of ambulances hamper access to maternal health service at Okombahe settlement

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Pregnant women at Okombahe settlement in Erongo's Daures Constituency are struggling to access maternal health services due to a lack of ambulances.

A resident in the area, Sibilla Gaweses, said there is only one ambulance that goes to Okombahe from as far away as Omaruru, about 75 kilometers away.
 
The road, she says, is not a standard gravel road, which makes it impossible for ambulances to arrive on time.