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Like many others, a woman cares for her grandchildren and their mother in the corridors of the Karchana Community Health Centre (CHC) in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. India's health system is in dire overload situations with the developing country growing at a rate of 8.2 percent. Allahabad, a poorer district of the state of Uttar Pradesh, is the most populated district of the most populous state of India. While Ghaziabad, located close to India's capital city, Delhi, has a population of 4,661,452 with a sex ratio of 878 girls against every 1000 boys, and a high literary percentage of 85%, Allahabad, has a population of 5,959,798 and a sex ratio of 902 girls against every 1000 boys and a literacy rate of 74.41%. Photo by Suzanne Lee / Panos London