Nonuplets (Nine Babies) Who Broke World-Record 19Months Ago Arrive Safely Home To Mali From Morocco (Video)

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The nine babies born at single delivery have safely arrived home in Mali after staying for intensive care, the first 19 months of their lives in Morocco.

To make it all, the nonuplets dismantled the Guinness World Record for children delivered in a single birth.

Prior to the delivery of the babies in May 2021, the 26-year-old mother, Halima Cissé, now 27, was flown to Morocco for specialist care.

Before returning, they had been living with medical support in Casablanca.

After returning back in Mali, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the father, Abdelkader Arby, was grateful to the Malian government which he revealed had been assisting the family with money.

“It’s a lot of work but Allah, who gave us this blessing, will help us in their upbringing and taking care of them,” he added.

Health Minister Diéminatou Sangara pledged that the government would continue to support the family with all they got to sustain them.

The kids- five girls and four boys – were born by Caesarean section at 30 weeks, according to reports from Mali the Malian last year.

Watch The Kids In Intensive Care Unit Morocco

The girls – named Kadidia, Fatouma, Hawa, Adama and Oumou – and the boys – named Mohammed VI, Oumar, Elhadji and Bah – weighed between 500g and 1kg (1.1lb and 2.2lb) at birth, Prof Youssef Alaoui, medical director of the clinic where they were born, told the AFP news agency.

There were risks that they could have developed health problems due to their premature birth, and they spent the first months of their lives in hospital.

They were then moved to an apartment where they received round-the-clock care from the Ain Borja clinic.

Earlier this year, on their first birthday, their father said that each one has a unique personality.

“They all have different characters. Some are quiet, while others make more noise and cry a lot. Some want to be picked up all the time. They are all very different, which is entirely normal.”

Mr Arby also said that they had become famous in Mali, and people were “very keen to see the babies with their own eyes”.

How the mother of the world’s only nonuplets copes – BBC Africa

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