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  author={Dipankar Sinha and Pregnancy Safer},
42 Dipa Sinha This report is the result of a project entitled " Safe Motherhood through Community Mobilisation, " undertaken as part of the Health and Population Innovation Fellowship (HPIF) awarded to the author in 2004. The HPIF programme is administered by the Population Council, New Delhi and is a continuation of the MacArthur Foundation's Fund for Leadership Development (FLD) fellowship programme that continued over the period 1995 to 2004. The Council is grateful to the MacArthur… 



Promoting institutional deliveries in rural India: the role of antenatal-care services.

It is suggested that it is possible to promote institutional delivery by promoting antenatal check-ups and associated counseling as well as counseling and educating mothers about the importance of giving birth in medical institutions under the supervision of trained professionals.

Involving men in safe motherhood.

Analysis of data from focus group discussions and in-depth interviews revealed that although men strongly believed the health of a woman during pregnancy is her husbands responsibility this role takes the form of helping around the house with heavy labor making decisions in emergencies and ensuring financial requirements are met.

A framework for analyzing the determinants of maternal mortality.

A comprehensive and integrated framework for analyzing the cultural, social, economic, behavioral, and biological factors that influence maternal mortality is presented, concluding that all determinants of maternal mortality must operate through a sequence of only three intermediate outcomes.

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The United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) mandate is to advocate for the protection and promotion of the rights of children, to meet children’s basic needs and to expand their opportunities to

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