Bringing health services to "the last mile"
Bihar is the third largest state in India, with a population of over 110 million.
Despite recent gains, Bihar has some of the country's highest rates of maternal,
neonatal, and infant mortality, as well as a high prevalence of malnutrition,
stunted growth, and high fertility rates. Extreme poverty, gender & social
inequality, low literacy rates and early marriage further compound Bihar's poor health outcomes.
The Bihar Technical Support Program is a partnership between CARE, the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, and the Government of Bihar, focused on reducing rates of maternal,
newborn, and child mortality and malnutrition, and of improving immunization rates
and reproductive health services statewide.