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Aug 16, 2017
India saw 2,959 toddlers die every day in 2015 to preventable causes, reveals dataIndia’s under-five mortality rate (U5MR) — the probability that a child born in a specific year will die before reaching the age of five — was reported to be 43 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015 in the Sample Registration System Statistical Report 2015, the latest available data.
Dec 08, 2016
Want to live longer? Maintain optimistic outlook towards life, says studyResearchers have found that women who were optimistic had a significantly reduced risk of dying from several major causes of death — including cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and infection, compared with women who were less optimistic
Jun 28, 2016
India, Pakistan among countries that will see most under-5 deathsIndia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo and Angola will account for more than half of global under-five deaths by 2030, according to a United Nations (UN) report.
Nov 03, 2015
Reliance Foundation partners four majors in Project Asman to reduce maternal, newborn mortalityProject Asman aims to create a model for future private sector engagement with national and sub-national governments by establishing synergies with existing government strategies.
Mar 11, 2015
UN initiative has reduced mother and child mortality rates in 49 countries: ReportAn United Nations (UN) initiative to improve the health of women and children that attracted $60 billion over the past five years has led to a decrease in maternal and child death rates in all 49 targeted countries.
Sep 09, 2014
Over 6,200 rural communities have no access to health services: ExpertsOver 6,200 rural communities in India cannot access life saving-health services, said experts.
Jul 08, 2014
In India, 1.4 mn children die before reaching their fifth birthday: UN reportDespite progress in all world regions, the maternal mortality ratio in developing regions - 230 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births in 2013 - was 14 times higher than that of developed regions, which recorded only 16 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births in 2013.
Jun 26, 2014
Health minister outlines plan to end child, maternal deaths by 2035For ending child and maternal deaths by 2035, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieving this goal.
Jun 23, 2014
Two million children under five die in central, west Africa each year: UNTwo 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.
Oct 23, 2013
India among top nations in reducing child mortality in last decade: reportIndia is among the top 10 nations that have made the greatest strides in reducing child mortality since 1990, according to a study published today.