India: Maharashtra does little to bring down neonatal deaths

India HNN Team

Dr Bang’s model includes training health workers who consistently monitor a woman during pregnancy and provide the necessary medical support at the time of delivery and post-birth. 

What Makes Community Health Care Work?

As a follow up piece to the column "Villages Without Doctors" published in the New York Times this week, Tina Rosenberg examines why some community health care models are more sustainable than others, and how successful models can be taken to scale.

Villages Without Doctors


In the United States and other wealthy countries, lay people can fill in the gaps in left by doctors’ care.  In poor countries, people with no or little formal medical training are successfully substituting for doctors and nurses.