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Story Publication logo July 20, 2010

Maternal Mortality in Assam's Tea Gardens

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In India the incidence of women dying while giving birth is among the highest in the world. How...

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Bhangru's father, Rama Lohar, sits outside his home. His family has lived and worked in this tea plantation for generations.

Assam has the highest maternal mortality rates in India. Although the Indian government has increased it efforts to decrease maternal deaths, thousands of children still lose their mothers in childbirth.

This segment was produced by Outer Voices. Support for Hanna Ingber Win's reporting was provided by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This Outer Voices podcast series was made possible with the support of the Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Sonoma County.

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