Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Air Pollution Linked to Public Health Crisis

A doctor checks the heart rate of an infant detected at birth with hypoxia. (Photo: Pearly Jacob)

Inside a pulmonary ward for newborns in Ulaanbaatar’s bustling Maternity Hospital No. 3, Dr. Tungalag Lodon tends to a day-old infant just taken off his oxygen tubes. With relief, she notes progress in the little boy’s heartbeat.

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Pearly Jacob is an Ulaanbaatar-based freelance journalist.

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Air Pollution Linked to Public Health Crisis

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