India takes step forward in tackling maternal health


Delhi’s high court has ordered the capital’s government to build shelters for destitute pregnant women so they can receive care when giving birth. It is treating maternal mortality as a human rights violation

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.

Rani and Abhay Bang—pioneers of health care in rural India


Read the Lancet profile on Rani and Abhay Bang, pioneers of health care in rural India.

Leaders Speak At Partnership for Maternal, Newborn And Child Health Conference


Take a look at some of the information has been coming out of the PMNCH Conference in New Delhi.

ASHA Delivers Little Bundles of Hope to New Mothers in India


Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) is making a legacy of saving newborn babies from the brink of death in Aligarh District today.

Iron supplements can reduce infant mortality: study

Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia

Read about a recent study that investigated the effects of iron supplements on neonatal mortality in developing countries.

Nursing babies back to health is her passion


After spending 20 years nursing sick newborns back to health, Rekha Kashinath Samant says stories of abandoned babies still tug at her heartstrings.

India announces welfare scheme for pregnant women


India’s government takes steps to reduce its maternal mortality rate, which is the highest in the world.

Changing perceptions to save newborns’ lives


Dr. Bang decided to try something with a deceptively simple premise: It didn’t take hospitals, or incubators, or even doctors to save babies’ lives, just ordinary village women.

Is India doing enough for its children?

India HNN Team

Sharda, a 17-year-old mother, gave birth to her first child in February in a village in Noida, just a few hours’ drive outside New Delhi. Though her son was born premature and weak, he received no treatment.