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It’s fascinating what it takes to save lives of the poorest!

Over 150 of 1,000 infants and over 300 of 1,000 under five children were dying in the remote tribal villages of Kalahandi district in Orissa (India) when Dr. Aquinas started Swasthya Swaraj in 2013. To put the above numbers in context, the infant mortality rate is in single digit for most developed countries and the average for India is around 30 deaths per 1000 children. Four years of work by Swasthya Swaraj has brought down the rate to around 100 in the villages (where it serves). This is the story of how that happened – what does it take to save lives of the poorest?

By Amrit Vatsa

My name is Amrit. I am an IIT grad. After IIT, I worked in a leading business consulting firm for four years. And then in 2012, I left my job to become a candid wedding photographer and co-founded ShaadiGraPher.com. Two years later, I also started making short documentary movies (both commercial and non-commercial) which I publish on 3minuteStories.com You can reach out to me on amrit.vatsa@gmail.com or call me up on +91 95525 89252

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