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Saving babies' lives

June 2011: See how Plan is helping to cut death rates for newborn babies by 50% in some districts of Nepal.

Two thirds of deaths of Nepalese children aged under 5 are during the newborn period. In 2001, Plan started setting up Pregnant Women's Groups to help women prepare for a safe birth and to care for their babies. Today there are more than 500 groups across the country producing dramatic results.

Care and support

One 17-year-old group member said: "I've learned lots of things from these meetings, like I should take iron tablets, I must have warm and soft clothes ready for the baby, and when it's born to hold it close to me and to keep it warm. I wouldn't know anything if it wasn't for the Pregnant Women's Group."

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