Lucrecia Silva and her daughter, Helena, are both HIV-positive. They wait as a nurse in Macia writes a prescription for Helena's anti-retroviral drugs. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Cassimo Bique, an OB-GYN, sits with traditional birth attendants in Mozambique. Bique is an advocate for the drug misoprostol, which can prevent postpartum hemorrhaging in women. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Many of the women in the community called "The 25th of June" began childbearing as teenagers in Mozambique. They all say that soon after their first periods, they took part in an initiation ritual called okanone that taught them about sex. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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The Padaria Allianca, a bakery in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, turns out 12,000 loaves of bread a day. The Mozambican government is planning to end flour subsidies it can't afford, putting the bakery's business in doubt. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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A print made in 1890 commemorates the 1863 storming of Morris Island by the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the first all-black units of the Union Army. The men lost that battle, but proved themselves as soldiers. Kurz & Allison/Library of Congress hide caption

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