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Infant mortality rate

Five newborns die in Assam medical college in 24 hours

At least five newborns died in a medical college in Assam's Barpeta district in last 24 hours while two more are in a critical condition, a hospital official said.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:28 PM IST

India has registered decline in infant mortality rate in 2016: Government

According to the SRS Bulletin, last year, the IMR only saw a two point decline. 

Sep 30, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

Indian children healthier than ever, but other nations doing better: Survey

There has been similar improvement in almost all childhood health indicators, pointing to the fact that many Indian children are doing better than they ever have.

Mar 03, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

Indian children healthier than ever, but other nations doing better: Latest data

Mizoram was the only state to report an increase in infant mortality -- from 34 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2005-06 to 40 in 2015-16. Uttar Pradesh have not been released.

Mar 03, 2017, 11:59 AM IST

Infant Mortality Rate: Kerala safest state for newborns in India; IMR down to 6

According to the latest data released by National Family Health Survey (NFHS) for the year 2015-16, the Infant Mortality Rate - the number of children under the age of 1 who die for every 1,000 born – has been reduced to six.

Mar 03, 2017, 10:15 AM IST

Life expectancy up, but public spending on health well below global average: Economic Survey

Given the pressing need to redistribute, India did not invest sufficiently in human capital for instance, public spending on health was an unusually low 0.22 per cent of the GDP in 1950-51.

Feb 01, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

Decrease' in anaemia due to Raj govt programmes: PS Food and Civil Supplies

Anaemia among women in 15-49 years of age group has reduced by 12 per cent and in men, it decreased by 29 per cent

Jan 18, 2017, 20:26 PM IST

India reduces baby deaths but still hasn't met 2012 targets

There were wide variations in infant mortality rate -- a bellwether of national health -- across India.

Jan 11, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

Infant, child mortality rates drop in Haryana: Minister

The multi-pronged strategy adopted by the Haryana government has helped to reduce IMR from 41 to 36 per thousand live births and CMR from 45 to 40 per thousand live births.

Oct 11, 2016, 09:54 AM IST

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.

Mar 11, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

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.

Sep 22, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

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.

Sep 21, 2015, 12:58 PM IST

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).

Sep 10, 2015, 10:11 AM IST

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.

Sep 03, 2015, 13:00 PM IST

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.

Sep 01, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

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.

Mar 17, 2015, 17:44 PM IST

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).

Jan 18, 2015, 19:01 PM IST

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.

Dec 28, 2014, 09:58 AM IST

'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.

Dec 21, 2014, 10:54 AM IST

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.

Oct 29, 2014, 17:25 PM IST