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Saving Mothers and Babies in Laos

The group CleanBirth.org is committed to improving the maternal health care situation in several Laos rural villages by providing birth kits, training of new nurses and mobilizing village volunteers. In a recent update, the group highlighted why many rural Laotians are choosing homebirths over delivery at health centers. Among the reasons are ‘distance and cost of transport, poor treatment, desire for family to be near, and desire for traditional birth practices.

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