Baby In A Box: Finland’s Story

finland_babybox“For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.”

Check out this recent article that tells a compelling story about Finland and its effort to reduce infant mortality rates by supporting expectant mothers and newborns. Over the years, even through war, this support survived and became a tradition “that dates back to the 1930s” to “give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.”

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