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UNBELIEVABLE

Scream During Childbirth, Get Charged $5

At a Zimbabwe hospital.

This is corruption on a whole new level. In Zimbabwe, a hospital is charging women $5 each time they scream during childbirth. The fee is allegedly for creating “false alarm.” It can’t be creating too much false alarm, since on average, eight mothers die each day during childbirth in the country. Oh, and women are charged a $50 delivery fee every time they give birth—a number that is astronomically expensive for the poverty-stricken country. Even more tragic, these fees are just some of many examples of systematic corruption in Zimbabwe, where 62 percent of people say they have paid a bribe to a public official in the past year.

Read it at The Washington Post

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