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MasterCard strikes wide-ranging agreement in Gujarat

MasterCard and the state government of Gujarat have signed a MoU to speed the adoption …

Text-based service reduces child mortality, says Indian state

A SMS-based pregnancy support service in the Indian state of Gujarat has contributed to a reduction in infant mortality, according to a report on livemint.com. The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the Gujarat government launched its e-Mamta system for tracking mothers and children in May 2010. The mortality rate improved from 48 in every 1,000 births (presumably in 2010 but not specificed in the article) to 44 by 2011. The aim is to further reduce the infant mortality rate to 30 in eve