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Changing lives: Ante and post natal care for mums and babies in Orissa | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Changing lives: Ante and post natal care for mums and babies in Orissa

Britain is working with the Government of Odisha (Orissa), one of India's poorest states, and UNICEF to save the lives of thousands of mums and babies. The scheme has been so successful, 8 out of 10 mums now get vital ante and post natal care in Odisha.

 

Swarna is one of them. She and her baby boy Satyasworup are back home from the neo-natal survival unit safe and well. He is one of 7,500 newborn babies who have been prevented from dying needlessly this year - and of the 250,000 Britain will help poor countries save over the next three years.

 

Satyasworup will stay looked after in the system all year until he is even stronger and healthier.

 

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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