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Abducted in war, saving lives in peace

During Sierra Leone's civil war Aminata Conteh-Biger was abducted by rebels. Today, she's saving the lives of mothers and babies there.

During Sierra Leone's civil war Aminata Conteh-Biger was abducted by armed rebels. After her release, she began a new life in Australia but has since returned to help the women she'd left behind, becoming a champion of maternal health in a country with one of the worst maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. She is the founder of the Aminata Maternal Foundation and has written a book about her life called Rising Heart.

Picture: Aminata Conteh-Biger
Credit: Jeremy Simons

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44 minutes

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  • Mon 12 Oct 2020 11:06GMT
  • Mon 12 Oct 2020 17:06GMT
  • Tue 13 Oct 2020 02:06GMT