A Fate Better than Death: Communities Unite to Fight Maternal Mortality in Assam

India faces a crisis with maternal mortality; largely due to poorly implemented maternal healthcare benefits, and high anemia rates due to harsh working conditions, the state of Assam suffers from the highest ratio of maternal deaths in the country. "End Maternal Mortality Now" (EndMMNow) - a community project comprised of the efforts of three NGOs - empowers members of the Sonitpur district of Assam to report violations of public health entitlements using text message codes, and serves to inform women of their rights, leading to community-driven improvements in healthcare infrastructure.

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