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  • Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius of France speaking at the foundation ceremony for the new Women's Wing at the French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
Foundation ceremony of the new Women’s Wing at the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC), Kabul

Kabul, 20 October 2012 - The Foundation Ceremony of the new Women’s Wing at the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) marked the start of construction for a new obstetrics and gynaecology wing on the hospital premises that will provide high quality care for mothers and newborns in Afghanistan. The building, which will take 24 months to complete, will offer 52 additional beds for obstetric and gynecologic care and a 14-bed neonatal intensive care unit -- the first in Afghanistan.