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She is only sixteen
Isn’t it too early for her?
Isn’t it too heavy for her?
Monika a 16 years old mother and her 4 Months old daughter Asamoni came to icddr,b as Asamoni was suffering from breathing problem. At this age where most of her friends are enjoying their school and playing with their friends, Monika is taking care of her 4 months old daughter. Early marriage and early pregnancy is still a main reason of mother and child death in Bangladesh. Her husband is a Bus driver and they live in Mirpur.
I took this while I was doing an assignment for the annual report of icddr,b. At that point both mother and the child were doing better. Today, I was passing the corridor of my office and without any intention I just look through the door of our ICU. I saw Asamoni and her mother Monika, is still in icddr,b. I have spoken with her and found that Asamoni is very sick now, and her condition was very severe this morning. Doctors are trying their best. Asamoni was a premature baby and thus this type of severe complication is still persisting.
Each year, icddr,b treats more than 110,000 patients, 35,000 of whom would die without treatment. ICDDR,B depends on donations to continue this lifesaving treatment. We depend on you to be able to continue saving lives.
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