These adorable triplets were taken to Mercy Hospital after the death of their mother in childbirth. Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, and the death of a parent can have a profound impact on the outcome of the children. The triplets, already smaller than most babies because they shared the womb, were at an increased risk of death and other poor health outcomes. Without their mother’s milk, they were at extreme risk of malnutrition and disease, and with an absent father could also have ended up in an orphanage.
Fortunately, Sierra Leone is a culture with a high value on families. The children’s Grandmother and Auntie agreed to take them in, and took them to Mercy Hospital to be evaluated and cared for. Mercy referred the triplets to the CRC, who provided them with emergency food support in the form of rice and infant formula. As the children get older, they will be eligible for other support from the CRC like education materials and case management support. For now, they are in the loving hands of their grandmother who knows that there is support available should she need it.
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