Anencephaly: what is the disease that affects babies’ skulls?

  • Eric Firman Mbadinga
  • BBC Africa, Libreville

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Emeriane Pemba has been using the same version for a year now when she talks about the birth of her daughter Emmanuelle; a child born with a form of anencephaly.

The family lives in the Ciciba District in the northern suburbs of Libreville, the capital of Gabon.

The little girl was born with a skin protrusion in the middle of her face, which among other things prevents her from breathing well.

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