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Topics / Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health

Safeguarding the health of mothers and young children is one of the world’s most urgent priorities and a core focus of our work. Every year in developing countries, millions of mothers and their babies die during childbirth or in the first months of life. These deaths can be prevented.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

एक स्वस्थ बिहार के लिए मानव संसाधन की भूमिका अहम

पिछले दशक के दौरान बिहार ने महत्वपूर्ण आर्थिक एवं सामाजिक प्रगति दर्ज की है. राज्य में लगभग 10 फीसदी की दर से वार्षिक वृद्धि हुई है. कृषि एवं पशुपालन क्षेत्र भी विकसित हुआ है, जो बिहार के लिए महत्वपूर्ण है, जहां अधिकतर जनसंख्या इन दो क्षेत्रों पर निर्भर रहती है. नवजात मृत्यु दर वर्ष 2005 में 61 से घट कर 2015 में 42 हुई है. मातृ मृत्यु दर 2004-06 के 312 मामलों से घट कर 2011-13 में 208 मामलों पर जा पहुंची है. संपूर्ण टीकाकरण दरें भी लगभग दोगुनी हो चुकी हैं. कालाजार के मामलों में 75 प्रतिशत की कमी आयी है.

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Tapping Into New-Age Aspirations

India cannot change for the better if its women are not given opportunities to realise their potential. Let's put young women at the front of our minds and in our policy-planning,. Because, when women thrive, India will too.

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From Assessing Family Planning Needs to Accelerating Drug Development for Childhood Diarrhea - Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees

Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees

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Learning Across Geographies: Common Challenges and Innovative Approaches to Save Mothers and Babies

A community of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) practitioners gathered to share what’s worked in the field, how, and why. Read about how they created a marketplace of strategies and identified new approaches to adapt to their own settings.

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Polio will be eradicated

Polio thrives in climates of neglect and indifference, but the world's refusal to accept its existence will drive it out wherever it may live.

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