A new father learns to bathe an infant in India as part of a CARE training. CARE found that new fathers desperately wanted to know more about maternal and newborn care, but were too ashamed to ask. So, CARE set up public demonstrations in school yards as part of health fairs - complete with prizes for the most skilled new dads!
The public dimension of the training showed men they didn't have to be ashamed of their role as care givers. Our hope is that this small step will lead to more shared child care responsibilities, more shared decision making and healthier moms and newborns.