Proud mother with 6-month-old daughter in Nairobi. She did not want to hear about family planning until a nurse talked to her about child health and education opportunity. Photo from Gates Foundation/Flickr/cc

Esther Njeri (R), 20, and her six-month-old daughter Shanice arrive at the Makadara district.
hospital in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday December 16, 2009. Esther originally didn’t want to
hear about family planning, but changed her mind and decided to seek information on the
occasion of a visit to the hospital planned for 6 months after she gave birth.

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