An average of 2 to 3 newborn babies are admitted every day. Main pathologies encountered by the MSF staff are sepsis, asphyxia and malnutrition. Newborn babies are usually brought to this hospital after home deliveries; this explains why they often arrive late, which reduces their chance of survival.
In 2018, 27,000 emergency consultations were provided by our teams at Al Salam hospital. In the same year, around 1,000 newborn were admitted in the neonatal ward, with a mortality rate near 20%. One of the main contributing factors to this high rate is that there is no other facility in the area for people to go.
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