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HEALTH MEXICO MIDWIVES
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November 20, 2006
A Nahua Indian midwife says a prayer to the Virgin of Guadalupe while standing in front of an ambulance...
Cuetzalan, Mexico
To match feature HEALTH MEXICO MIDWIVES
A Nahua Indian midwife says a prayer to the Virgin of Guadalupe while standing in front of an ambulance in the "integrated hospital" in Cuetzalan, some 185 miles (298 km) from Mexico City October 24, 2006. Struggling to draw inhabitants of non Spanish-speaking areas lacking basic services into a health system many mistrusted, officials in the heavily indigenous central Mexican state of Puebla enlisted some unconventional help. In five clinics attached to rural hospitals, medicine-men, midwives and village osteopaths or 'bone-men' work alongside conventional surgeons, radiographers and obstetricians. To match feature HEALTH MEXICO MIDWIVES REUTERS/Jennifer Szymaszek (MEXICO)
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