World’s only nonuplets return home in Mali

The world’s only nonuplets – nine babies born at the same time – have safely returned to Mali, their home country.

The parents and their nine babies arrived at the airport in the capital, Bamako, in the small hours of Tuesday and were welcomed by Health Minister Diéminatou Sangaré.

They were living in a medicalised flat in Casablanca since leaving the Ain Borja clinic where the babies were born on 4 May 2021.

The babies broke the Guinness World Record for the most children delivered in a single birth to survive.

The record-breaking nonuplets and their parents were welcomed at the airport by the country’s health minister.

The babies – five girls and four boys – were conceived using in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and were delivered by C-section.

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