A South African Mother and Child are Put to the Test
AllAfrica follows the journey of Nomsa*,a mother living with Aids from a township in Cape Town, and the anguish of waiting to find out whether her baby girl is free from the disease.
Nomsa and her baby.
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- Mantsadi Sepheka
- Mantsadi Sepheka
- Publication Date:
- 31 October 2012
Nomsa - a woman who lives in Khayelitsha - on the outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa - tells of how she copes with being HIV positive and the ... see more »
Dr Vivian Cox, Médecins Sans Frontières Deputy Medical Field Co-ordinator in Khayelitsha.
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