Meera Nepali plays with her son at her home in the Ramechhap district in Nepal. She benefited from a programme that paid her bus fares to and from hospital and which has helped more than two million Nepali women access medical services. Photo: AFP

How free bus rides to hospital have made births safer in Nepal, and overcome cultural preference for home births with their risks

More than two million Nepali women have been helped by a programme that provides access to medical services in the impoverished country, where dying in childbirth remains a real risk

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Meera Nepali plays with her son at her home in the Ramechhap district in Nepal. She benefited from a programme that paid her bus fares to and from hospital and which has helped more than two million Nepali women access medical services. Photo: AFP
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