Waiting in front of the Bolemba health centre

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UNICEF CAR, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNFPA and WHO, officially launched their 2008 Mother and Child Survival Campaign.
The first stage has allowed the vaccination of approximately 700,000 reproductive aged women against Tetanus – CAR’s seventh most deadly disease. The neonatal form in particular leads to death in the vast majority of infants.

Credits: Pierre Holtz for UNICEF | hdptcar.net
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A mother (or mum/mom/mam) is a woman who has raised a child, given birth to a child, and/or supplied the egg which in union with a sperm grew into a child. The definition can also be extended to non-human animals and may then also include being the animal that donated a body cell which has resulted in a clone. Because of the complexity and differences of a mother's social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to specify a universally acceptable definition for the term.

The male parallel is father.