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Private-public partnership benefits women and newborns in India

A premature baby in a hospital in Gujarat, India.
WHO/Marie-Agnes Heine

The chances of survival are very good for this premature baby, thanks to the services provided by a private clinic in Mehsana district under the Chiranjeevi scheme. Private establishments are often better equipped to save the lives of premature babies. They offer special areas for neonates, have modern instruments like incubators and sometimes maintain their own blood banks.

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