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World in Progress: India's game-changing midwives

Every day, more than 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Over 80 percent of all maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths could be averted by employing midwifes, the World Health Organization says. India has now introduced a national training program for midwifes in what has been hailed as a game-changer for India's maternal health policy.

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Research was supported by the European Journalism Centre and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.