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Fifteen-year-old Marie* was eight and a half months pregnant when she went into early labor after drinking traditional medicine. The closest health facility was 17 kilometers away from the village where she lived in the Central African Republic (CAR). Usually the only options are to walk, or wait, and hitch a ride on a passing car. Marie was able to go by motorbike, but this was a risky choice that could have further triggered contractions.