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  • Information is Power
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    Information is Power

    18 year old Gudiya Devi recently got married to Sunil Kumar and lives with her in-laws in Dobhi block, Gaya district, Bihar.   Marriage at a young age followed by an early pregnancy is a common trend in her village. After marriage, the couples do not use any modern method of contraception. Soon after her marriage she witnessed the death of a neighbour during childbi... Read More

  • The Promising Horizon
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    The Promising Horizon

    Jeera Devi was born in 1994. Nearly two decades ago, when the health system was not proficient, and there was a lack of awareness, particularly in the rural areas. She was born in conditions which are not feasible for delivery. There was no midwife to assist her ailing mother, and women from the other houses came forward. With no birth preparedness, Jeera Devi was bor... Read More

  • Technology transforming lives
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    Technology transforming lives

    In 2004, Sangeeta joined as an Anganwadi Worker (AWW) in Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar. In March 2017, she received a training on ICT RTM -CAS (Information and Communications Technology Released to Manufacturing-Computer Application Software). It was a 12-day training with 8 modules. ICT RTM-CAS mainly emphasised on the use of communication technology for development. In... Read More

  • IBM and CARE India Partner to Demonstrate Power of Data to Improve Essential Medicine Supply Chain
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    IBM and CARE India Partner to Demonstrate Power of Data to Improve Essential Medicine Supply Chain

    "Where is the knowledge in information? Where is the wisdom in knowledge?" Bihar Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar, IAS shared this guiding principle with CARE India and IBM Health Corps at the launch of their partnership to demonstrate the value of health data integration. Information isn’t lacking; rather data is not used to its fullest potential to help inform dec... Read More

  • Ensuring Quality of Care in Family Planning: Rights and Responsibility
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    Ensuring Quality of Care in Family Planning: Rights and Responsibility

    Family Planning plays an important role in achieving multiple development targets and goals set under the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs), Goal 3 – Good health and well-being and Goal 5 – Gender equality, call for reduced maternal mortality, reduced premature, neonatal and chil... Read More

  • Saving Lives and Spreading Smiles
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    Saving Lives and Spreading Smiles

    In Ajaygarh block of Panna district in Madhya Pradesh, the trend of neonatal deaths is not uncommon. The main reasons behind this sprouting trend are low birth weight (LBW), pre-term deliveries, birth asphyxia and infection or sepsis.Women of the village are not adequately aware of prenatal and newborn care.The socio-economic and cultural norms that exist in the villa... Read More

  • A symphony after the Green Revolution
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    A symphony after the Green Revolution

    Basanta Kumar Kar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Coalition Interviews Recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Food Prize, and Padma Vibushan Award, Professor M S Swaminathan.Mr. Swaminathan has been acclaimed by TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century and one of the only three from... Read More

  • Exclusive breast feeding is saving lives for newborns
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    Exclusive breast feeding is saving lives for newborns

    In the most stirring crisis, a single story can tell us everything we need to know. Two weeks back I visited a remote block of Panna district in Madhya Pradesh where CARE India’s, ‘Newborn Survival’ project is underway. Usually hospitals in the region are overcrowded, with very limited staff, and most newborns in these hospitals are vulnerable. Many children... Read More

  • Maternal health care in Bihar: One born every two seconds
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    Maternal health care in Bihar: One born every two seconds

    Her first four children each died of asphyxiation during delivery. The 30-year-old’s fifth – a baby girl – was born safely at home, and against all odds. When the same expectant mother entered Bihar’s district hospital to deliver her sixth baby, she was hoping for a boy. She entered the hospital carrying the hopes and dreams of the many family memb... Read More

  • Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition
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    Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition

    This story is of Bhagwati Ahirwar from Kayan village in Madhya Pradesh. Having helped reduce malnutrition among the children in the village, Bhagwati is a role model for her villagers. With her marriage while in class 8, Bhagwati had to end her education. Soon she gave birth to an underweight child, her husband and in-laws moved to the capital city for work and... Read More

  • Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward
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    Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward

    Tuberculosis can affect any age, caste or class and it is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. To generate awareness, 24 March is observed as World TB Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide. Six countries account for 60% of the total TB deaths, ... Read More

  • Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes
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    Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes

    In Khajwa village in Madhya Pradesh, Raju and his wife Poonam earn their livelihood through farming and animal husbandry.  Being the youngest daughter-in-law in the family, Poonam had to do all the household chores, look after their cattle and spend the remaining time in farming. It was as a part of CARE India’s Read More

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