New vaccines can change India's health battles: Melinda Gates

Introduction of four new vaccines in India's national immunisation programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country's major health battles and reduce the child mortality rate, Melinda Gates said Thursday.

Prominent Indians join hands to help reduce child mortality

Prominent Indians from politics, sports, public health and media today came together to support the goal of increasing access to immunisation and reducing child mortality in the country.

US envoy expresses concern over child mortality

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.

India has largest pneumonia, diarrhoeal disease burden: Report

India continues to have the largest pneumonia and diarrhoeal disease burden in the world, according to a report by leading health US health institute The Bloomberg School.

Child mortality halved since 1990: UN

With global and national efforts to end preventable deaths of children under five years of age, child mortality worldwide has been on decline by half since 1990, a UN report said Friday.

India has highest child mortality rate in the world

With almost 19,000 children under five years of age dying every day across the world, India tops the list of countries with the highest number of 15.55 lakh such deaths in 2011, according to a UN agency.

India has highest child mortality rate in the world

With almost 19,000 children under five years of age dying every day across the world, India tops the list of countries with the highest number of 15.55 lakh such deaths in 2011, according to a UN agency.

Minister claims 3 percent drop in child mortality

The Trinamool Congress-led government claimed
there had been a three per cent drop in child mortality ever
since it took over eight months ago.

World`s annual child mortality rate falling: UN

The annual number of children who die before they reach age 5 is shrinking, falling to 7.6 mn global deaths in 2010.

Child mortality highest in tribal areas

Child mortality rates in India
are the highest in tribal areas with figures exceeding the
national average, according to a new report.

India`s child mortality rate sees marginal dips: NGO

India`s infant mortality rate has seen a dip from last year but an international NGO here said that India, with current IMR of 53 deaths per 1,000 live births, is still a long way off the National Rural Health Mission targets.

India`s child mortality rate sees marginal dips: NGO

India`s infant mortality rate has seen a dip from last year but an international NGO here said that India, with current IMR of 53 deaths per 1,000 live births, is still a long way off the National Rural Health Mission targets.