India has the highest number of maternal deaths in the world. The national maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is 212 deaths per 100,000 live births. Some states, such as Assam and Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, far exceed this ratio with MMRs of 480 and 440, respectively. India’s infant mortality rate is 47 deaths per 1,000 live births, placing it significantly behind other emerging economies such as China (IMR of 16), Brazil (IMR of 17) and Russia (IMR of 9). India’s infant mortality rate is also significantly higher than neighboring Sri Lanka (IMR of 14). Most of these deaths are preventable.

We design our solution to target core preventable issues that lead to such high mortalities:

Sources: SRS MMR and TFR – July 2011, SRS 2010, WHO: Global Health Observatory Data Repository – 2010, DLHS 3, NFHS 3