Cash payments draw mothers to hospitals and reduce newborn deaths
Innovative program in India – the country with the most births – shows early signs of success
An innovative program in India that pays women to give birth in a health facility appears to be saving newborns’ lives and lowering the number of stillbirths, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).
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Lim SS, Dandona L, Hoisington JA, James SL, Hogan MC, Gakidou E. India's Janani Suraksha Yojana, a conditional cash transfer programme to increase births in health facilities: an impact evaluation. The Lancet. 2010 Jun 4; 375:2009–2023.