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CHINA/
RTXZF59
May 08, 2013
A bottle of breast milk is seen at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre, as volunteer Li...
Guangzhou, China
A bottle of breast milk is seen at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre
A bottle of breast milk is seen at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre, as volunteer Li Zhiai, 30, donates her milk to support breastfeeding in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou May 8, 2013. With China's first breast milk bank opening in June at the centre, about 80 moms have donated to premature babies and other needy infants since the trial period started in late March, local media reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
SOUTH-SUDAN/
RTXYQ8T
April 18, 2013
A refugee from South Kordofan breastfeeds her child as they sit at the Yida refugee camp in Yida April...
YIDA, South Sudan
A refugee from South Kordofan breastfeeds her child as they sit at the Yida refugee camp in Yida
A refugee from South Kordofan breastfeeds her child as they sit at the Yida refugee camp in Yida April 17, 2013. The refugee camp has 72,058 registered refugees, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and is considered to be one of the most challenging refugee camps in the world. Picture taken April 17, 2013. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH POVERTY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)
POPE/
RTR3F6NF
March 19, 2013
A woman breastfeeds her child as Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural mass in Saint Peter Square at...
Vatican City, Vatican City
A woman breastfeeds her child as Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural mass in Saint Peter Square at...
A woman breastfeeds her child as Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural mass in Saint Peter Square at the Vatican March 19, 2013. Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural mass on Tuesday among political and religious leaders from around the world and amid a wave of hope for a renewal of the scandal-plagued Roman Catholic Church. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (VATICAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION)
VIETNAM
RTR3F4KU
March 17, 2013
An ethnic Hmong Catholic feeds her son while attending a Eucharistic adoration ceremony at the Lao Chai...
LAO CHAI, Vietnam
An ethnic Hmong Catholic feeds her son while attending a Eucharistic adoration ceremony at the Lao Chai...
An ethnic Hmong Catholic feeds her son while attending a Eucharistic adoration ceremony at the Lao Chai church, near Sapa resort town, in Vietnam's northern Lao Cai province March 17, 2013. Eucharistic adoration is a Roman Catholic practice in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed to be adored by the faithful. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
ZIMBABWE-TOBACCO/
RTR3DQAZ
February 13, 2013
A small scale tobacco farmer carries her child as she walks between bales of tobacco during the start...
Harare, Zimbabwe
A small scale tobacco farmer carries her child as she walks between bales of tobacco during the start...
A small scale tobacco farmer carries her child as she walks between bales of tobacco during the start of Zimbabwe's selling season at Boka Auction Floors in Harare, February 13, 2013. Zimbabwe expects its tobacco output to jump 21 percent this year to 170,000 tonnes despite erratic rains as thousands of new farmers drive a recovery in a sector crippled by violent land take-overs since the millennium, officials said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE - Tags: AGRICULTURE POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTR3D2OT
January 28, 2013
Nyo Nyo San, 35, a land mine victim breastfeeds her daughter in Zawti village in Kyaukki township January...
Kyaukki, Myanmar
San a land mine victim breastfeeds her daughter in Zawti village in Kyaukki township
Nyo Nyo San, 35, a land mine victim breastfeeds her daughter in Zawti village in Kyaukki township January 24, 2013. San lost her leg in 2006 after stepping on a land mine while collecting wood just outside her village. More than 300 people in Kyaukki Township (population 115,200) in Northern Bago Division, adjacent to once war-torn Kayin State in Myanmar have lost their limbs due to mine blasts. Most of the blasts happened while they were working on their farms or picking vegetables outside their village, villagers said. They blame both the government and ethnic armed group the Karen National Union (KNU) for the mine attacks. Since the KNU and Myanmar's government recent peace agreement, the residents in Kyaukki township feel that they will be able live with less fear of land mines. Picture taken January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY CONFLICT)
COSTARICA/
RTR3CDA2
January 12, 2013
A baby smiles while being breast fed by her mother during the "Mamathon" demonstration, for the right...
San Jose, Costa Rica
A baby smiles while being breast fed by her mother during the "Mamathon" demonstration, for the right...
A baby smiles while being breast fed by her mother during the "Mamathon" demonstration, for the right to breast feed in public, at the Plaza Lincoln shopping center in San Jose January 12, 2013. Women's rights groups organized the "Mamathon" to raise awareness for public breast feeding after a security guard at the shopping center stopped a woman from breast feeding her child in the food court earlier this week, according to local media. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39R8P
October 29, 2012
Laura Lucrecia breastfeeds her baby, who was born at 7 months, during the "Kangaroo Mothers" program...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
A mother breastfeeds her baby, who was born at 7 months, during the "Kangaroo Mothers" program in the...
Laura Lucrecia breastfeeds her baby, who was born at 7 months, during the "Kangaroo Mothers" program in the maternity ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City October 29, 2012. The 19-day program, known as "Madres Canguro", is a method where mothers are trained to breastfeed and hold their premature babies near their chest as the body-to-body contact reduces infant mortality in preterm infants. Over 300 women take part in the program every month, according to hospital authorities. It was first designed and implemented in Bogota, Colombia in 1978 and at the hospital since 1989. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39R8G
October 29, 2012
Laura Lucrecia holds the hand of her baby, who was born at 7 months, with the baby near her chest and...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
A mother the hand of her baby, who was born at 7 months, with the baby near her chest and wrapped in...
Laura Lucrecia holds the hand of her baby, who was born at 7 months, with the baby near her chest and wrapped in blankets during the "Kangaroo Mothers" program in the maternity ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City October 29, 2012. The 19-day program, known as "Madres Canguro", is a method where mothers are trained to breastfeed and hold their premature babies near their chest as the body-to-body contact reduces infant mortality in preterm infants. Over 300 women take part in the program every month, according to hospital authorities. It was first designed and implemented in Bogota, Colombia in 1978 and at the hospital since 1989. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR-TRANSPORTATION/
RTR3900S
October 10, 2012
A woman breastfeeds her baby as people sleep inside a circular train stopped at Yangon's central station...
Yangon, Myanmar
A woman breastfeeds her baby as people sleep inside a circular train stopped at Yangon's central station...
A woman breastfeeds her baby as people sleep inside a circular train stopped at Yangon's central station September 17, 2012. Around Yangon, with its growing and increasingly demanding population of almost five million, a circular train operates, moving passengers through its suburbs. On a three hour long ride, a train made of rusted vehicles marked with different classes but little visible difference between them, takes passengers around the city stopping briefly at numerous small stations. As Myanmar opens up, the most immediate physical changes are on its streets, as new cars begin plying roads long dominated by rattletrap buses and rusting taxis. Barely changed since the British colonial era in the early 20th century, some of the decades-old buses and trains are starting to be retired. Picture taken September 17, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)

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MYANMAR-TRANSPORTATION/
RTR3900R
October 10, 2012
A potential customer breastfeeds her baby at a saloon for newly imported cars in central Yangon September...
Yangon, Myanmar
A potential customer breastfeeds her baby at a saloon for newly imported cars in central Yangon
A potential customer breastfeeds her baby at a saloon for newly imported cars in central Yangon September 23, 2012. Saloons with newly imported vehicles recently mushroomed across the country offering everything from Indian micro cars to super expensive Rolls Royce models. It is much easier and cheaper to import cars nowadays. The incredibly complicated and expensive procedure has been replaced with something more affordable. As Myanmar opens up, the most immediate physical changes are on its streets, as new cars begin plying roads long dominated by rattletrap buses and rusting taxis. Barely changed since the British colonial era in the early 20th century, some of the decades-old buses and trains are starting to be retired. Picture taken September 23, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)

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SWITZERLAND/
RTR38ZQY
October 10, 2012
Women breastfeed their babies during a breastfeeding flashmob at a tram station in downtown Zurich October...
Zurich, Switzerland
Women breastfeed their babies during a breastfeeding flashmob at a tram station in downtown Zurich
Women breastfeed their babies during a breastfeeding flashmob at a tram station in downtown Zurich October 10, 2012. A flashmob is a gathering of people in a public place to perform an unusual act, it is generally organised through the internet, by email or text message. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY)
SWITZERLAND/
RTR38ZQR
October 10, 2012
Women breastfeed their babies during a breastfeeding flashmob at a tram station in downtown Zurich October...
Zurich, Switzerland
Women breastfeed their babies during a breastfeeding flashmob at a tram station in downtown Zurich
Women breastfeed their babies during a breastfeeding flashmob at a tram station in downtown Zurich October 10, 2012. A flashmob is a gathering of people in a public place to perform an unusual act, it is generally organised through the internet, by email or text message. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRAZIL/
RTR36XJM
August 17, 2012
A medical worker places a glass jar full of breast milk inside a cooling container for transportation...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A medical worker places a glass jar full of breast milk inside a cooling container after leaving Daniela...
A medical worker places a glass jar full of breast milk inside a cooling container for transportation to the Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital ,after leaving Daniela Lopez's home in Rio de Janeiro August 17, 2012. Brazil has the largest network of Human Milk Banks in the world, recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), with more than 200 headquarters established throughout the country, according to a report by Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: HEALTH)
BRAZIL/
RTR36XIS
August 17, 2012
A premature baby is fed inside an incubator with milk from the Human Milk Bank at Fernandes Figueira...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A premature baby is fed inside an incubator with milk from the Human Milk Bank at Fernandes Figueira...
A premature baby is fed inside an incubator with milk from the Human Milk Bank at Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital in Rio de Janeiro August 15, 2012. Brazil has the largest network of Human Milk Banks in the world, recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), with more than 200 headquarters established throughout the country, according to a report by Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital. Picture taken August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: HEALTH)
BRAZIL/
RTR36XIP
August 17, 2012
A nurse feeds a premature baby with milk from the Human Milk Bank at the Fernandes Figueira Institute...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A nurse feeds a premature baby with milk from the Human Milk Bank at the Fernandes Figueira Institute...
A nurse feeds a premature baby with milk from the Human Milk Bank at the Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital in Rio de Janeiro August 15, 2012. Brazil has the largest network of Human Milk Banks in the world, recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), with more than 200 headquarters established throughout the country, according to a report by Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital. Picture taken August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: HEALTH)
BRAZIL/
RTR36XIG
August 17, 2012
A premature baby receives milk from the Human Milk Bank at the Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A premature baby receives milk from the Human Milk Bank at the Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital...
A premature baby receives milk from the Human Milk Bank at the Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital in Rio de Janeiro August 15, 2012. Brazil has the largest network of Human Milk Banks in the world, recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), with more than 200 headquarters established throughout the country, according to a report by Fernandes Figueira Institute hospital. Picture taken August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY HEALTH)
PERU/
RTR36UFT
August 14, 2012
A baby wearing a crown is seen after winning a breastfeeding contest organised by Peru's Health Ministry...
Lima, Peru
A baby wearing a crown is seen after winning a breastfeeding contest organised by Peru's Health Ministry...
A baby wearing a crown is seen after winning a breastfeeding contest organised by Peru's Health Ministry in Lima August 14, 2012. The winning babies were those that managed to suckle their mother's milk for the longest period of time non-stop. REUTERS/Janine Costa (PERU - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PERU/
RTR36UFP
August 14, 2012
Women breastfeed their babies during a contest organised by Peru's Health Ministry in Lima August 14,...
Lima, Peru
Women breastfeed their babies during a contest organised by Peru's Health Ministry in Lima
Women breastfeed their babies during a contest organised by Peru's Health Ministry in Lima August 14, 2012. The winning babies were those that managed to suckle their mother's milk for the longest period of time non-stop. REUTERS/Janine Costa (PERU - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
CHILE/
RTR35V4U
August 01, 2012
A group of mothers breastfeed their babies during a rally outside of Congress in Valparaiso City, about...
Valparaiso, Chile
A group of mothers breastfeed their babies during a rally in Valparaiso City
A group of mothers breastfeed their babies during a rally outside of Congress in Valparaiso City, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago, August 1, 2012. The women are demanding a new law to give them more than one hour each workday to breastfeed their babies. This rally is part of the global breastfeeding week celebrated in 170 countries between August 1 to 7 to commemorate the Innocenti Declaration, which was formulated by the WHO and UNICEF in 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and improve the health of babies worldwide. The sign reads, "We are mammals." REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)
CHILE/
RTR35V3P
August 01, 2012
A group of mothers breastfeed their babies during a rally outside of Congress in Valparaiso City, about...
Valparaiso, Chile
A group of mothers breastfeed their babies during a rally in Valparaiso City
A group of mothers breastfeed their babies during a rally outside of Congress in Valparaiso City, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago, August 1, 2012. The women are demanding a new law to give them more than one hour each workday to breastfeed their babies. This rally is part of the global breastfeeding week celebrated in 170 countries between August 1 to 7 to commemorate the Innocenti Declaration, which was formulated by the WHO and UNICEF in 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and improve the health of babies worldwide. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/
RTR358U8
July 24, 2012
Displaced civilians from Walikale arrive at Magunga III camp outside of the eastern Congolese city of...
Goma, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Displaced civilians from Walikale arrive at Magunga III camp
Displaced civilians from Walikale arrive at Magunga III camp outside of the eastern Congolese city of Goma July 23, 2012. More than 200,000 civilians have had to leave their homes and several hundred fighters have been killed in recent clashes between M23 rebels and the Congolese government. Reports of support for rebel fighters from neighbouring Rwanda have stoked fears of a slide into broader central African conflict although countries in the region last week agreed a plan to eradicate armed groups in eastern Congo. REUTERS/Alissa Everett. (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR34I78
July 02, 2012
Fatima, 32, wife of Mohammad Azim, feeds one of her children as another eats bread at their house in...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Fatima, wife of Mohammad Azim, feeds one of her children as another eats bread at their house in Kabul...
Fatima, 32, wife of Mohammad Azim, feeds one of her children as another eats bread at their house in Kabul July 2, 2012. Azim, 35, an odd job labourer, who earns less than 200 Afghani a day ($4.15), lives with his wife and 8 children in their house. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
PHILIPPINES/
RTR344HY
June 25, 2012
Mothers breastfeed their newly-born babies inside a nursery room of the Jose Fabella Memorial hospital,...
Manila, Philippines
Mothers breastfeed their newly-born babies inside nursery room of the Jose Fabella Memorial hospital,...
Mothers breastfeed their newly-born babies inside a nursery room of the Jose Fabella Memorial hospital, a government hospital, in Manila June 25, 2012. A large Philippine labor group has opposed a proposal to amend breastfeeding laws because it will be unfair to working mothers, saying the existing law has been recognized by the international community as a model for promoting breastfeeding among working mothers. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
SOUTH SUDAN
RTR2Z449
March 09, 2012
Women who fled a war across the border in Sudan's Blue Nile state sit in a queue outside a clinic in...
DORO, South Sudan
Women who fled a war across the border in Sudan's Blue Nile state sit in a queue outside a clinic in...
Women who fled a war across the border in Sudan's Blue Nile state sit in a queue outside a clinic in Doro refugee camp, March 9, 2012. Sudan is fighting a civil war on multiple fronts in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile, with almost 100,000 fleeing across the border into the newly-independent South Sudan. South Sudan seceded last July under a 2005 peace agreement that ended decades of civil war with Khartoum. But peace remains uneasy at best, with the north and south deadlocked over oil transit fees that have contributed to recent high global oil prices. REUTERS/Hereward Holland (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
INDIA/
RTR2YWM1
March 06, 2012
A woman who has just given birth looks at Pravesh Chandravansingh Yadav (bottom), a 25-year-old woman...
SHIVPURI, India
A woman who has just given birth looks at another woman in labour as she lies on a maternity table before...
A woman who has just given birth looks at Pravesh Chandravansingh Yadav (bottom), a 25-year-old woman in labour, as she lies on a maternity table before giving birth at a district hospital in Shivpuri, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 25, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWM0
March 06, 2012
Pravesh Chandravansingh Yadav, a 25-year-old woman in labour, winces in pain as she tries to lie down...
SHIVPURI, India
A woman in labour winces in pain as she tries to lie down on a maternity table at a district hospital...
Pravesh Chandravansingh Yadav, a 25-year-old woman in labour, winces in pain as she tries to lie down on a maternity table at a district hospital in Shivpuri, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 25, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLZ
March 06, 2012
Women who have recently given birth and their relatives are pictured through a nurse's observaton window...
SHIVPURI, India
Women who have recently given birth and their relatives are pictured through a nurse's observaton window...
Women who have recently given birth and their relatives are pictured through a nurse's observaton window as they rest in a post delivery ward at a district hospital in Shivpuri, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 25, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLY
March 06, 2012
A woman who recently gave birth, sits on a bed along with her new born baby in the post delivery ward...
SHIVPURI, India
A woman who recently gave birth, sits on a bed along with her new born baby in the post delivery ward...
A woman who recently gave birth, sits on a bed along with her new born baby in the post delivery ward at a district hospital in Shivpuri, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 25, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLX
March 06, 2012
Anguri (L), a 26-year-old pregnant woman who just given birth, lies on a bed along with her new born...
CHHARCHH, India
A woman who just given birth lies on a bed along with her new born baby in the post delivery ward at...
Anguri (L), a 26-year-old pregnant woman who just given birth, lies on a bed along with her new born baby in the post delivery ward at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLW
March 06, 2012
A relative of Aklesa Yadav, a 21-year-old woman who has just given birth, bathes her new born baby after...
CHHARCHH, India
A relative of a woman who has just given birth, bathes her new born baby after they returned home at...
A relative of Aklesa Yadav, a 21-year-old woman who has just given birth, bathes her new born baby after they returned home at a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLV
March 06, 2012
Aklesa Yadav, a 21-year-old woman who has just given birth to a baby, returns to her home in a rural...
CHHARCHH, India
A woman who has just given birth to a baby, returns to her home in a rural area near Chharchh
Aklesa Yadav, a 21-year-old woman who has just given birth to a baby, returns to her home in a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLU
March 06, 2012
A relative of Aklesa Yadav (R), a 21-year-old woman who has just given birth, carries her new born baby...
CHHARCHH, India
A relative of woman who has just given birth, carries her new born baby out of a maternity ambulance...
A relative of Aklesa Yadav (R), a 21-year-old woman who has just given birth, carries her new born baby out of a maternity ambulance as they return home at a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLT
March 06, 2012
A relative of Aklesa Yadav, a 21-year-old woman who has just given birth, carries her new born baby out...
CHHARCHH, India
A relative of woman who has just given birth, carries her new born baby out of a maternity ambulance...
A relative of Aklesa Yadav, a 21-year-old woman who has just given birth, carries her new born baby out of a maternity ambulance as they return home at a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLS
March 06, 2012
Phulwati, 27, who has given birth hours earlier, lies a bed in the post-delivery ward along wth her newborn...
CHHARCHH, India
A woman who has given birth hours earlier, lies a bed in the post-delivery ward along wth her newborn...
Phulwati, 27, who has given birth hours earlier, lies a bed in the post-delivery ward along wth her newborn baby at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLR
March 06, 2012
Aklesa Yadav (L), 21, and Phulwati, 27, who have both given birth hours earlier, lie in the post-delivery...
CHHARCHH, India
Women who have both given birth hours earlier, lie in the post-delivery ward at a community health centre...
Aklesa Yadav (L), 21, and Phulwati, 27, who have both given birth hours earlier, lie in the post-delivery ward at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLQ
March 06, 2012
Suman, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, lies on an examination table as a nurse places her hands on her...
CHHARCHH, India
A pregnant woman lies on an examination table as a nurse places her hands on her stomach during a check...
Suman, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, lies on an examination table as a nurse places her hands on her stomach during a check up at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLP
March 06, 2012
Suman, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, stands on a weighing scale during a check up at a community health...
CHHARCHH, India
A pregnant woman stands on a weighing scale during a check up at a community health centre in Chharchh...
Suman, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, stands on a weighing scale during a check up at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLO
March 06, 2012
Dakshri, a 23-year-old woman who has just given birth to a child, sits on a bed in the post-delivery...
CHHARCHH, India
A woman has just given birth to a child, sits on a bed in the post-delivery ward at a community health...
Dakshri, a 23-year-old woman who has just given birth to a child, sits on a bed in the post-delivery ward at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLN
March 06, 2012
A woman who has recently given birth, cries outside her home in the remote village of Chharchh, in the...
CHHARCHH, India
A woman who has recently given birth, cries outside her home in the remote village of Chharchh
A woman who has recently given birth, cries outside her home in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWLM
March 06, 2012
A woman who has recently given birth, cries outside her home in the remote village of Chharchh, in the...
CHHARCHH, India
A woman who has recently given birth, cries outside her home in the remote village of Chharchh
A woman who has recently given birth, cries outside her home in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", which runs in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWAI
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman who just gave birth, rests on a bed along with her newborn baby...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri rests on a bed along with her newborn baby in the post delivery ward at a community health centre...
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman who just gave birth, rests on a bed along with her newborn baby in the post delivery ward at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWAH
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman who just gave birth, rests on a bed along with her newborn baby...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri rests on a bed along with her newborn baby in the post delivery ward at a community health centre...
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman who just gave birth, rests on a bed along with her newborn baby in the post delivery ward at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWAG
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman who just gave birth, is led to the post-delivery ward by a relative...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri is led to the post-delivery ward by a relative after she gave birth to a baby at a community health...
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman who just gave birth, is led to the post-delivery ward by a relative after she gave birth to a baby at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWAF
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as she gives birth to a baby girl at...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri lies on a maternity table as she gives birth to a baby girl at a community health centre in Madhya...
Anguri, a 26-year-old woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as she gives birth to a baby girl at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWAE
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as a doctor fills out paperwork after...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri, a 26-year-old woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as a doctor fills out paperwork at a...
Anguri, a 26-year-old woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as a doctor fills out paperwork after she gave birth to a baby girl at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWAD
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, stands against markings on a wall as a nurse measures...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri stands against markings on a wall as a nurse measures her height at a community health centre...
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, stands against markings on a wall as a nurse measures her height at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWAB
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, sits on a maternity table before giving birth at a community...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, sits on a maternity table before giving birth at a community...
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, sits on a maternity table before giving birth at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWA9
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as a relative stands with her...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri lies on a maternity table as a relative stands with her at a community health centre in Madhya...
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as a relative stands with her at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWA8
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as a doctor and nurse examine...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as a doctor and nurse examine...
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, lies on a maternity table as a doctor and nurse examine her at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWA7
March 06, 2012
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, stands on a weighing scale as her details are recorded...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, stands on a weighing scale at a community health centre...
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, stands on a weighing scale as her details are recorded at a community health centre in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWA5
March 06, 2012
Anguri (in blue sari), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, lies on a bench inside a maternity ambulance...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, lies on a bench inside a maternity ambulance in the central...
Anguri (in blue sari), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, lies on a bench inside a maternity ambulance as her relatives accompany her to a community health centre in a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWA4
March 06, 2012
Anguri (R), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, climbs into a waiting maternity ambulance as her...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, climbs into a waiting maternity ambulance in the central...
Anguri (R), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, climbs into a waiting maternity ambulance as her relatives stand near her in a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWA3
March 06, 2012
Anguri (L), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, walks up a hill to reach a waiting maternity ambulance...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, walks up a hill to reach a waiting maternity ambulance...
Anguri (L), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, walks up a hill to reach a waiting maternity ambulance along with a relative who is carrying her belongings in a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2011. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2YWA2
March 06, 2012
Anguri (L), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, steps on stones to cross a river while holding a...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, crosses a river as she tries to reach a waiting maternity...
Anguri (L), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, steps on stones to cross a river while holding a sickle in her hand as she tries to reach a waiting maternity ambulance in a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased.Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR2YW9Z
March 06, 2012
Anguri (L), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, walks up a hill to reach a waiting maternity ambulance...
CHHARCHH, India
Anguri, a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, walks up a hill to reach a waiting maternity ambulance...
Anguri (L), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, walks up a hill to reach a waiting maternity ambulance along with a relative who is carrying her belongings in a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. In rural Madhya Pradesh, an innovative and free maternity ambulance service called "Janani Express", run in partnership between the state government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided to the mothers and newborn children, and infant mortality can be decreased. Before this initiative, women like Anguri would have been left to give birth in the fields or on mud floors. Now, the free ambulance brings pregnant women across dusty roads to health clinics where they can give birth safely under basic medical supervision, be nursed afterwards and educated on the importance of breastfeeding and hygiene before returning to their villages and communities. The United Nations' International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
NETHERLANDS/
RTR2YMBY
February 29, 2012
Polar bear Huggies licks her twin cubs while breastfeeding them during their first public appearance...
Rhenen, Netherlands
Polar bear Huggies licks her twin cubs while breastfeeding them during their first public appearance...
Polar bear Huggies licks her twin cubs while breastfeeding them during their first public appearance at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen February 29, 2012. Ouwehands Zoo is one of the two zoos participating in a special breeding program for endangered polar bears. REUTERS/Michael Kooren (NETHERLANDS - Tags: ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5LR
February 20, 2012
Ethnic Pa-O woman breastfeeds her baby as local villagers meet UN representatives and Myanmar police...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
Ethnic Pa-O woman breastfeeds her baby as local villagers meet UNODC representatives and Myanmar police...
Ethnic Pa-O woman breastfeeds her baby as local villagers meet UN representatives and Myanmar police in the village of Kyauk Ka Char in mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
INDIA-MALNUTRITION/
RTR2XXSE
February 16, 2012
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SHIVPURI, India
A woman feeds her daughter Vishakha, who suffers from severe malnutrition, at the Nutritional Rehabilitation...
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A woman feeds her four-month-old daughter Vishakha, who weighs 2.3 kg (5 lbs) and suffers from severe malnutrition, at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh February 1, 2012. India has failed to reduce its high prevalence of child malnutrition despite its economy doubling between 1990 and 2005 to become Asia's third largest. A government-supported survey last month said 42 percent of children under five are underweight - almost double that of sub-Saharan Africa - compared to 43 percent five years ago. The statistic - which means 3,000 children dying daily due to illnesses related to poor diets - forced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to admit last month that malnutrition was "a national shame" and was putting the health of the nation in jeopardy. Picture taken February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDONESIA-COURIER/BREASTMILK
RTR2WG6O
January 18, 2012
A breast milk motorbike courier, Agus, holds a bottle of breast milk as he arrives at Lenny Rukiya Tampubolon's...
Jakarta, Indonesia
A breast milk motorbike courier, Agus, holds a bottle of breast milk as he arrives at Lenny Rukiya Tampubolon's...
A breast milk motorbike courier, Agus, holds a bottle of breast milk as he arrives at Lenny Rukiya Tampubolon's house in Jakarta January 18, 2012. Seen in the background is Lenny's babysitter and son. A unique Jakarta service, the breast milk motorbike courier, was launched in 2010 by Fikri Nauval, owner of a cargo and document shipping business, who said he was inspired by his wife's using one of his motorcycle riders to send her breast milk home to their baby after she had to return to work. He charges 30,000 to 40,000 rupiah ($3.30 to $4.40) a trip, keeping track of traffic conditions and the best routes for drivers to take using a GPS map on a computer. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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