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Toni - Bangladesh

"This hospital is the pointy end of the stick. It's the only surgical hospital that runs 24/7," says our nurse, midwife & aid worker.

She never knows how many women in labour will arrive at the hospital in the Cox’s Bazar camp. “Yesterday, we had four happening at once, and then there’s nothing … Women are birthing around the clock. Which is why it is a pretty tough job for a midwife and the obstetrician. Because it’s a night and day, night and day sort of job.”

This surgical facility never closes to make sure it can support a population of more than one million from Rakhine, Myanmar, and the Bangladeshi host community living in the camp.

Meet more of the people featured in our Stories of Life series.