UNICEF supports life-saving medical upgrades for mothers and babies in India

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Working with the government, UNICEF has upgraded maternal and child health centres. More and more babies are delivered in hospital, instead of at home. UNICEF

Only a few years ago, the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India was plagued with high infant and maternal mortality rates.

Thanks to innovative health centres, neo-natal care units, call centres and ambulances, the statistics have turned around.

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports that today, eight out of 10 women in Madhya Pradesh are delivering at hospital.

Dianne Penn reports.

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