In between the Indian Grand Prix and the weekend in Abu Dhabi I travelled with UNICEF UK to the state of Madhya Pradesh in India to see what UNICEF is doing about the hidden crisis that is affecting nearly half of children under 5 living in India – hunger and malnutrition.
I met mothers with the tiniest babies I’d ever seen at the district hospital, who were born prematurely or at a low birth weight because their mums didn’t have enough to eat when they were pregnant. Before the centre was set up most of these babies would have died at home but now with the care that it provides their chance of survival is over 85%.
Another shot from the trip and how UNICEF are working with the Indian government to provide life-saving care for mothers and their babies across India, just like the ones that I have met. Visit http://www.unicef.org.uk to find out more.