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Private-public partnership benefits women and newborns in India

The weight of a baby is being checked in Gujarat, India.
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Babies also benefit from the care provided under the Chiranjeevi scheme. Private practitioners check the newborns in order to detect and treat as early as possible health problems, including asphyxia, low birth weight and infections. They also advise the mothers on breastfeeding, hygiene and other issues related to newborn care.

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