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Shefali, who lives in a village in Bangladesh, has given birth to six children, but three died within a week of being born. She gave birth at home each time, without medical assistance.  Shefali lives in an isolated community in Sylhet that is surrounded by water or swamps for most of the year, and she says it takes five or six hours to get to the nearest
doctor. Shefali and her husband say that they couldn’t afford the costs involved, and there would be no one to look after their other children.