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An essential health kit used by Dr Bang's newest recruit, Community health-worker Sangita Lonbale

An essential health kit used by Dr Bang's newest recruit, Community health-worker Sangita Lonbale
An essential health kit used by Dr Bang's newest recruit, Community health-worker Sangita Lonbale. Sangita performs health checks on new mother Vaishali Ade and her 13 day-old baby boy in Dibana village, Maharastra, India.

Doctor Abhay Bang, has for years implemented a simple scheme he pioneered in the remote eastern district of Gadchiroli, where he trained local women in basic midwife skills and knowledge. The infant mortality rate has dropped from 121 per 1,000 babies in 1988 to just 30 deaths per 1,000 babies in 2007.

Dr. Bang says:
"These community health workers literally become a mobile new-born and childcare units. They can go house to house and save those children."

Dr. Bang has backed up Save the Children’s biggest ever campaign to prevent the needless deaths of one million children in the developing world from both pneumonia and diarrohea.

The “No Child Born To Die” campaign raises awareness to the fact that seven million more young children could be saved through simple changes to boost rural healthcare in poor countries.

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