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UNICEF India: UNICEF is an international organization working for the holistic development of children. UNICEF is also working in India. UNICEF is constantly striving for the education, health and child birth rate of the children of India. There have been many cases of stillbirth in India. Stillbirth means the death of a child in the womb itself. If these are such babies, they must have survived the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. UNICEF is committed to reducing the stillbirth rate in India. UNICEF and Indian organizations are working together to improve the health of pregnant women and improve the stillbirth rate. To fulfill this goal, many women have been making people aware by reaching rural areas. Anganwadi workers and nurses and midwives working in hospitals try to save women from serious conditions before and during delivery and provide quality care. Let’s know about women working to reduce stillbirth.
Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque’s advice
Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque has been the representative of UNICEF India. He worked to reduce stillbirth in India. Considerable progress has been made in this direction in the last few years. A high level of political commitment and investment is being made to prevent stillbirth in the country. Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque advised that a large number of stillbirths can be prevented through a strong primary health care system. He said that it is our joint responsibility to ensure that every woman is aware of and adopts healthy behavior and practices during pregnancy. Women need timely access to efficient and quality care before, during and after delivery.
Aarti Senapati’s efforts
Aarti Senapati is an Auxiliary Nurse and Midwife (ANM). Aarti has helped many women in rural Odisha have safe pregnancies over the past 32 years. In the three decades of her career, Aarti has seen progress towards reducing the number of stillbirths. As an ANM and a mother herself, Aarti understands the deep anguish of women who give birth to a stillborn child. Aarti Senapati observed women who survive by eating only a little rice with onions, chillies. The same women also do hard labor during advanced stages of pregnancy. Early marriage and repeated pregnancies also increase the risk of stillbirth, they say.
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UNICEF is actively working with the government and civil society organizations to improve health facilities and the quality of maternal and newborn services at the community level. Due to the efforts of these women working on the ground like Aarti Senapati and Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, more women are aware that they need to visit a local health worker during their pregnancy. Information about taking iron folic acid supplements and compulsory vaccination has started.