Former Country Representative, India
More than 1.25 billion people live in India. Although India has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, its people have significant health needs that vary widely depending on where they live and their socio-economic characteristics. Maternal and child health is of particular concern, especially in rural villages and urban slums.
The country has made notable progress yet more than 775,000 newborns still die in India each year, and an estimated 50,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes.
IntraHealth worked in India for 20 years, partnering with national and state governments and other organizations to strengthen the health workforce in order to increase access to high-quality maternal, child, and reproductive health and nutrition services.