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It's the simple things that give life-saving emergency care | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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It's the simple things that give life-saving emergency care

Babies born in the poorer states of India – a country where more people live in poverty than the whole of Africa – now have a better chance of surviving than ever before.

 

With support from Britain, the Government of Odisha has improved simple but vital things in the survival unit such as cleanliness and staff training.

 

It's made a big difference. Despite many newborns ending up in urgent hospital care, 80% now survive.

 

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 15, 2011