Graphic Novel: Motherhood in crisis

Graphic Novel: Motherhood in crisis

In the West African nation of Sierra Leone, one in 10 women die during childbirth. Healthcare systems are fragile – further strained by Ebola and now COVID-19 – and access to basic treatment is often limited.

The journeys that pregnant women take to reach healthcare provision can be long and traumatic. In this comic series, four women share their stories of hardship and survival in a country where falling pregnant means risking death.

Memunatu: The distant patient ‘Birth in my village’ Read her story

Heela: The schoolgirl ‘My stolen future’ Read her story Kadiatu: The grieving mother ‘The devil at my door’ Read her story Tetteh: The prisoner ‘My punishment’ Read her story