India Slips Down Motherhood Index

Bangladesh, India, Zimbabwe, Iraq, United States of America

Just 19% of women in the poorest section of Delhi’s population had a skilled attendant present when they were giving birth. Among the richest women in the city however, 99% had a trained person around when they were in labor.

Health volunteers help mothers and their newborn babies in Kawergosk refugee camp, Iraq


UNICEF is training medical volunteers to recognize the danger signs for newborns and advise mothers on the essential elements of newborn care, including exclusive breastfeeding.