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[Correspondence] Mitigating the stillbirth challenge in India

India, with 592 100 stillbirths, accounted for 22·6% of the global burden of stillbirths in 2015.1 The country has a ground-level health workforce of 1 million accredited social health activists (ASHA) and is pushing hard to ensure the survival of future generations. However, initiatives taken to safeguard pregnancy outcomes—such as the distribution of safe delivery kits, conditional cash transfers to increase the number of institutional deliveries, efforts to track pregnancies, and free transportation for antenatal mothers—have not been as successful as they could have been because of the inadequate monitoring system used to document the time and cause of death of unborn infants.

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