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Health minister outlines plan to end child, maternal deaths by 2035

Jun 26, 2014

Health minister outlines plan to end child, maternal deaths by 2035

For ending child and maternal deaths by 2035, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieving this goal. #India #NewsTracker #Health #USAid #Washington #Child mortality #Harsh Vardhan #Union Health Minister #maternal mortality #Six-point plan #Girl Child Education #Acting on the Call
Two million children under five die in central, west Africa each year: UN

Jun 23, 2014

Two million children under five die in central, west Africa each year: UN

Two million children under five die each year in central and western Africa, accounting for a third of all deaths worldwide in that age range, the UN said. #World #United Nations #CrackingTheCode #UN #Africa #Nigeria #children #Child mortality #Unicef #Sierra Leone #Ghana #Central African Republic
India among top nations in reducing child mortality in last decade: report

Oct 23, 2013

India among top nations in reducing child mortality in last decade: report

India is among the top 10 nations that have made the greatest strides in reducing child mortality since 1990, according to a study published today. #India #NewsTracker #Health #Child mortality #Save the Children
WHO, Unicef join hands to bring down child mortality globally

Apr 12, 2013

WHO, Unicef join hands to bring down child mortality globally

Taking the bull by its horns, WHO and Unicef have put together a Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) aimed at ending preventable child deaths by these two major killers by 2025. #NewsTracker #WHO #Malnutrition #Child mortality #Unicef
Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children

Mar 19, 2013

Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children

Deworming campaigns and Vitamin A doses aren't helping our kids. And the lack of toilets is stunting their growth. Two studies show that Indian kids have a tall problem before them. Even poorer African countries are taller, on average, than us. #Child mortality #GoodReads #Sanitation #public defecation #Vitamin A

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Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children

Jun 14, 2014

Marion Coutts: 'There is going to be a destruction the obliteration of a person'

In 2008 art critic Tom Lubbock was diagnosed with a brain tumour that was attacking the language centre of his brain. In this moving extract from her new memoir, his widow, the artist Marion Coutts, recounts the ordeal of his last months Something ha...
Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children

Jun 14, 2014

Ireland's lost limbo babies: A very personal journey

As evening fell, my grandfather Denis loaded two small coffins onto his cart and made the short journey down boreens to a field overlooking the point at which the Caragh River meets the sea in Dooks, Co Kerry. Alone, after sunset, he laid his twin ba...