Exponential birth rates push Mayotte hospital to saturation point
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The French island of Mayotte used to be part of the Comoros. Ever since the Comoros gained independence from France in the mid-1970s there has been a widening gap in living standards between Mayotte and the rest of the Comoros. This report takes a look at Mayotte's main hospital: the undisputed champion of France in terms of birth rates, its maternity ward is saturated. Over 7,000 babies are born here every year and 70% of the mothers come from the Comoros.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble