A pregnant Malian woman named Halima Cisse, has successfully been delivered of nonuplets (nine children) in Morocco on Tuesday May 5, 2021.
According some medical examinations carried out on Halima – a 25-year-old woman from the northern part of the country, she was initially believed to have been carrying septuplets (7 babies), only for her to give birth to nine. An extremely rare case, only a few known sets having been born globally.
The Malian government sent her to Morocco for better care on March 30. Moroccan health ministry spokesman Rachid Koudhari said he had no knowledge of such a multiple birth having taken place in one of the country’s hospitals.
However, Mali’s health ministry said in a statement that Cisse had given birth to five girls and four boys by Caesarean section.
“The mother and babies are doing well so far,” Mali’s Health Minister Fanta Siby told AFP, adding that she had been kept informed by the Malian doctor who accompanied Cisse to Morocco. They are due to return home in several weeks’ time, she added.
Halima Cisse has now set the world record for the Most Children to Survive in a Single Birth.