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Maternal and child health in India
In 1995, a group of women from a slum in Pune (a city with a population of 5.5 million near Bombay) began a primary care and gynecology health project organized by IHMP, an Indian NGO. With few resources within their reach, most of them without any formal education, in a context where men impose the rules regarding sexual relations, these true heroines have been able to considerably reduce maternal-infant mortality and sexual diseases in their community. The Indian Ministry of Health has adopted their system as a health policy model for the slums throughout the country, where more than half of the population of the large cities is crammed.