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Private-public partnership benefits women and newborns in India

A pregnant girl undergoes medical tests at a hospital in Gujarat, India.
WHO/Marie-Agnes Heine

This pregnant 19-year-old girl is being tested for HIV, malaria and anemia. In the public hospital she is given a card with all test results that helps the staff to monitor the health of women and babies. Many lives are saved because possible complications are identified early in pregnancy and poor women receive timely and free obstetric care under the Chiranjeevi scheme.

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