told the BBC that she is in good
and that the babies (five boys and four girls) were doing
. Fanta Siby, Mali's health minister, congratulated the
on the "happy outcome". He also praised medical teams in Morocco, which is where Ms Cisse gave birth. He also thanked Mali's president for the "
leadership and generosity" which "expedited"
for Halima. The outcome is wonderful news as it was a little
in the early stages of the pregnancy. Gynecologists in Mali were concerned about Ms Cisse's welfare and the
of her babies' survival. They sought the
of the hospital in Morocco where they believed she would receive better pre- and