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Defying Traditions to Save Lives

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In Bangladesh, strong cultural and traditional ties deter women from giving birth in health centres and hospitals.

Babies are dying unnecessarily In Matlab in the rural south-east of the country because their mothers did not attend antenatal check-ups.

Staff at the clinic are targeting men and trying to convince them of the importance of their wives’ having antenatal check-ups and giving birth with trained professionals present.

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