A Malian woman on Wednesday, May 5 made headlines afted giving birth to nine children with Moroccan authorities confirming that all babies are doing well.
The nonuplets, five girls and four boys, were delivered through a cesarean section.
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According to a report on AFP, Mali’s government flew Hakima Cisse, 25, to Morocco on March 30 when she was thought to have been carrying septuplets – seven children.
Speaking to AFP, Moroccan health ministry spokesman Rachid Koudhari said such multiple birth has never taken place in any hospital in the country.
Mali’s Health Minister Fanta Siby said the mother and the babies are doing well, adding that she had been in close communication with the doctor who accompanied Cisse to Morocco.
Siby added that doctors were concerned about Cisse’s health and her babies changes of survival, thus airlifting her to Morocco for specialised medical attention.
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The minister also congratulated medical personnel in both Mali and Morocco for successfully delivering Cisse’s bundles of joy.
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