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Innovative Local Technology Warms the Prospects for India's Vulnerable Infants Neo-natal mortality is a devastating problem in the developing world. Of the roughly 26 million children born in India each year, 1.2 million die during the first four weeks. Dr. Sathya Jeganathan, a pediatrician in Chengalpattu Government Medical College, was determined to cut the mortality rate at her rural hospital, where 39 out of every 1,000 children born do not survive. [+]