INDIA: new program lowers maternal deaths

March 2007
Off Our Backs;2007, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p4
The article reports on a new program that lowers maternal deaths in India. The State of Rajasthan has one of the highest maternal death rates in this country. To minimize such cases, United Nations Children's Fund has established the program "Janani Suraksha" or "Safe Motherhood" helpline. Under the program, forty helpline cars are on call across 170 villages in the same district, which used to report 30-40 maternal deaths a year.


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