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I have to say that always reporting or blogging about bad news and sad stories tends to wear on me. As a commentator and blogger it’s a rare day when unimaginably good news arrives from a most unlikely place. Meg and I set off to meet the Founder Dr. Rajinder Singh Tonk, and his two colleagues Dr. Monika Puri and Dr. Aloka Singh in Boston for a sit down meet and greet. We were not prepared for just how remarkable this coffee chat would be.
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Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of posts about child health in India, where, in 2011, 1.7 million children under the age of 5 died. Health reporting fellow Harman Boparai travels to India, where he once practiced as a physician, to take a deeper look at child health in his home country. "A Doctor's Notes" is part of a GlobalPost Special Report titled "The Seven Million," about the many challenges faced worldwide in an effort to reduce child mortality. We are cross-posting this blog series with the permission of [Global Pulse](http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/doctors-notes-royal-baby-george-twins-panna-india)
This post is being cross-posted with the express permission of [Global Post](http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/the-8-cent-spool-thread-cost-childs-life). (Emily Judem/GlobalPost) Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about child health in India, where, in 2011, 1.7 million children under the age of 5 died. Health reporting fellow Harman Boparai travels to India, where he once practiced as a physician, to take a deeper look at child health in his home country. "A Doctor's Notes" is part of a GlobalPost Special Report titled "The Seven Million," about the many challenges faced worldwide in an effort to reduce child mortality.
The Maternova team is reposting this compelling four-part series by Dr. Harman Boparai with the persmission from [Global Pulse](http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/india-children-dying)
This blog is reposted from [Global Pulse](http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/socieoconomic-disparities-child-health-india-punjab-madhya-pradesh) with their permission. It is part of a four part series by a doctor traveling through India to get at the heart of the cause of child mortality. AMRITSAR, India — In the bleakest days of India's fight against child death, the country lost more than 3 million children every year. Malnutrition and stunting were rampant, with a majority of the children underweight and exposed to illnesses.
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