The First 42 Days: Prioritizing Moms and Babies in Rural India

When Tulsa Naik gives birth, her child will be one of more than 25 million babies born in India this year. Already the mother of a two-year-old daughter, she and her husband, Hrudananda, know this will be a joyful time in their family’s life. But in Odisha, the eastern Indian...

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Lessons from quality improvement approaches in India

India contributes to the largest numbers of global neonatal and under-five child deaths. Despite tremendous progress in reducing mortality and increasing access to health services through expansion in the infrastructure of the healthcare facilities and number of health care workers, gaps in care remain. Globally, it is widely acknowledged that...

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Breastfeeding Well Begun is Breastfeeding Well Sustained

For most women, sustained breastfeeding can be achievable against the backdrop of constant family, social and health system support, specifically through the institutionalized practice of skin to skin care (SSC) at birth. When efforts and resources are optimized within health facilities to provide technical support for mothers in the crucial...

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