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Infant Mortality Rate down by 50% between 1990-2012: Govt

Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has gone down by 50 per cent in India during 1990-2012 while countries like Nepal and Bangladesh have shown a decline ranging between 60 and 67 per cent in the same period, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Despite progress, India to miss MDG targets, says health report

India has achieved considerable progress in reducing infant and under-five mortality rates but is way behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets, said a new report released by the union health ministry.

Infant mortality rate drops in South Africa

South Africa has achieved the second fastest rate of decline in under-five mortality after Rwanda in the African continent, the government said.

Child mortality in Brazil drops 73 percent in 25 years

 Brazil has seen its child mortality rate fall by 73 percent between 1990 and 2015, according to new statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO).

154 infants die in 4 months in Kandhamal hospitals

As many as 154 infants died in different hospitals in Kandhamal between April and July, reflecting the abysmal state of infant and child health care in the tribal-dominated district, which did not have even one paediatrician till last month.

Fall in infant mortality rate in Koraput district of Odisha

The infant mortality rate (IMR) has registered a fall in tribal-dominated Koraput district after introduction of the National Rural Health Mission.

Maternal Mortality Ratio on decline since 2007: Govt

Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a gradual decline in the country since 2007 but at an average 44,000 women still die every year at the time of delivery, the government told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Health status of a nation can be assessed by IMR, MMR: Haryana CM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the status of healthcare of any country could be assessed by its statistics of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR).

India will meet under-five mortality rate target of 2015: Govt

 Belying concerns raised by several quarters, the government asserted that the country is well on course to meet the Millennium Development Goals of achieving the under-five mortality rate of 42 per 1,000 live births and infant mortality rate of 28 by next year.

'India unlikely to meet infant mortality rate target of 2015'

Going by the current pace of decline, India is unlikely to achieve its target of reducing the infant mortality rate to less than 39 per 1,000 live births by 2015-end, said a senior UNICEF official.

Rajasthan to start new vaccine to reduce IMR

To reduce infant mortality rate (IMR), Rajasthan will introduce a new vaccine "Pentavalent" for children below the age of one year, a health official said Wednesday.

Govt launches Indian Newborn Action Plan to reduce infant deaths

The government on Thursday launched the Indian Newborn Action Plan (INAP) to reduce infant mortality rate in the country.

Sex ratio at birth in Delhi increases

The sex ratio at birth in the national capital has increased from 886 females per 1000 males in 2012 to 895 in 2013, according to Delhi goverment`s annual report on registration of births and deaths in Delhi.

Sex ratio at birth in Delhi increases

The sex ratio at birth in the national capital has increased from 886 females per 1000 males in 2012 to 895 in 2013, according to Delhi goverment`s annual report on registration of births and deaths in Delhi.

Jharkhand records low infant mortality rate of 36/1000

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

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

Mobile health services launched in Odisha

In an effort to reduce Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Mother Mortality Rate (MMR) in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched mobile health services - Mobile Kunji and Mobile Academy for Odisha.

Infant mortality rate marginally declines in Chhattisgarh

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

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.