PHOTO: health: india: Kerala_20091219-IMG_0316

Children sit at a preschool in Kerala, India. Kerala has the lowest maternal and infant mortality in the country, comparable to many wealthy countries. In an effort to maintain their reputation as a place that outperforms in health, despite its poor economic state, the government is attempting to address chronic diseases, currently one of the most pressing concerns in the state.

Children sit at a preschool in Kerala, India. Kerala has the lowest maternal and infant mortality in the country, comparable to many wealthy countries. In an effort to maintain their reputation as a place that outperforms in health, despite its poor economic state, the government is attempting to address chronic diseases, currently one of the most pressing concerns in the state.