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In Mauritania, one of the poorest countries in the world, one in ten children dies before their fifth birthday. With only one major hospital serving the whole country and only 500 basic clinics, the provision healthcare is a major issue. 

To help tackle this problem, we've started constructing a health centre in the remote village of Tuwamirate. This village is in a mountainous region in south-central Mauritania. It was home to the late Sheikh Murabit al-Hajj, one of the most well-known scholars of modern times, and it houses a world-famous madrassa. The nearest comprehensive healthcare provider is 70km away.

Around 1,900 people will have access to the health centre, including residents of Tuwamirate and three surrounding villages. The project will provide free healthcare, including consultations, medical treatment and medicines, as well as specialist maternal care services and a delivery ward for vulnerable mothers in the community.