Maternal Infant Health Canada (MIH Can)

http://maa.med.ubc.ca

Maternal Infant Health Canada (MIH Can) is innovating sustainable community-based Maternal Infant Health practices in rural India through numerous creative strategies.

These strategies include:

  • Training with our partners in India to share ideas and knowledge about best practices in improving maternal and child health and the development of a reproductive health manual;

  • Research by carrying out a study to build capacity and encourage new and novel approaches to reduce maternal and infant mortality across India;

  • Creating innovation by tackling low birth weight baby deaths through the creation of thermal sleeping bags made of culturally appropriate fabric, which keeps babies’ temperature consistently high. These sleeping bags will be sewn by local women’s groups and sold to those who can afford them and given freely to others.

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