Scourge of superbugs killing Malawi's babies

Scourge of superbugs killing Malawi's babies

Originally published on CNN.

This story was investigated by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism then edited and published in partnership with CNN.

Malawi (CNN)In a sweltering room in the corner of the Chatinkha nursery in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, Lilian Matchaya is expressing milk.

Her daughter, Abigail, is nearby, lying in a wooden cot with a UV light overhead keeping her at the right temperature. Her head wrapped in a bandage, Abigail has a plastic feeding tube going into her nose.

Matchaya, 38, inserts a syringe of breast milk into the tube, and it travels slowly down the translucent pipe. The sounds of infants crying, machines beeping and nurses pushing trolleys fill the ward.

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