March 11, 2009
Newborn Weigh-In, India
Photograph by Lynn Johnson
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
Founded in 1970, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (also known as Jamkhed, for the city where it is based) delivers preventive care to poor people who otherwise would get none. The project has served 300 villages and 500,000 people in Maharashtra state, including a newborn baby, fully swaddled and suspended for his weigh-in by village health worker Leelabai Amte.
See more photographs from the December 2008 feature story "Community Health."