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Take efforts to bring down mortality rate: Kalam

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 23:34

Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam night urged the medical fraternity to take efforts to bring down the Maternal Mortality Rate, which was comparatively high in India.

How conflict affects women`s reproductive health

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:02

Gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity all flourish in times of conflict, says a review, suggesting clinicians need to be sensitive and aware of the unique challenges of women`s reproductive health needs in such times.

Jharkhand records low infant mortality rate of 36/1000

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 23:34

Jharkhand`s infant mortality rate (IMR) is as low as 36 per 1000 live births, as per the recently released Annual Health Survey (AHS) 2012-13, said a UNICEF release Wednesday.

Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 19:30

Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the Unicef said in a statement here on Wednesday.

US envoy expresses concern over child mortality

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 18:40

Extending her country`s support to Maharashtra in tackling the HIV epidemic, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell on Monday expressed concern over children dying before the age of five years.

Jairam Ramesh attacks Modi on Gujarat`s infant mortality rate

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 19:39

Jairam Ramesh said that Gujarat`s efforts to check high infant mortality rate was very poor in the past 10 years.

Maternal mortality rate declining: Azad

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 23:47

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said various interventions by the government has helped in the decline of maternal mortality rate in the country.

J&K Minister stresses on reducing NMR

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 21:51

Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan on Saturday underscored the need for reducing Neonatal Mortality rate (NMR) in the state by taking concrete health care measures.

No respite from deaths of newborns in India!

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 18:09

India accounts for 29 percent of all the first-day deaths globally, the highest for any country, according to the ‘State of the World’s Mothers’ report released by ‘Save the Children’ on May 6th 2013.

At 40% immunisation deficit level, child mortality in India under severe threat!

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 19:50

If total immunisation has shown the way ahead for polio eradication in the country, then near about 40 percent deficit in immunisation for diseases such as measles, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus pose a serious threat to child mortality in the country.

Infant mortality rate marginally declines in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 16:16

The infant mortality rate has marginally come down in Chhattisgarh in the last three years, according to the official statistics.

Delhi`s sex ratio increases, still below national ratio

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 20:17

Delhi`s sex ratio has increased from 821 in 2001 census to 866 in 2011 but it is still below the national ratio, according to data released by Delhi Government which puts the city`s population at 1.67 crore.