Meet baby Esther. She’s been fighting for her life since before she was born.
The odds were stacked against her. Esther’s mother, Fatima, was just eight months pregnant when a bacterial infection, complicated by malaria, triggered early labor.
By the time Fatima got to the hospital there was nothing they could do to stop the labor. Baby Esther was born weighing less than 5 pounds, and both she and her mother had very high fevers. Everything about the situation should have meant certain death for both Fatima and baby Esther.
It’s thanks to generous friends like you, and the efforts of so many, that these antibiotics were available. It’s the reason Fatima and Esther are alive today.
In places like South Sudan, where Esther was born, access to medicine and treatment means the difference between life and death for so many. Your gift ensures that health facilities in the most remote and challenging places have what they need to care for the most vulnerable.