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Nutrition know-how for mums and mums-to-be saves lives | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Nutrition know-how for mums and mums-to-be saves lives

Being born too small is one of the main reasons babies end up in the survival unit and can die.

 

With more than 40,000 newborn babies dying in their first month, getting the right nutrition before and after babies are born is crucial.

 

Mums can find out the latest advice including what best to feed their babies and young children from the health information wall in the heart of the village called 'Swasthya Kantha' and from their community health workers.

 

Background

 

Britain is working with the Government of Odisha, one of India's poorest states, and UNICEF to save the lives of thousands of mums and babies.

 

Find out more at www.dfid.gov.uk/changinglives

 

Picture: Pippa Ranger/Department for International Development

 

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Taken on December 14, 2011