2019 saw the lowest number of global under-five deaths on record with around 5.2 million children died due to preventable illness as compared with 12.5 million in 1990.
Childhood cancer treatments are underfunded: Lancet study shows how millions of children can be saved
It was estimated that there would be 13.7 million cases of childhood cancer between 2020-2050.
The benefits of economic growth need to percolate down to the grassroots level to reduce inequities in all levels.
India and Norway have signed a Letter of Intent to extend health cooperation, especially in the areas of reproductive, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health, said a statement on Thursday.
India’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.
Researchers 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
India, 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.
Project Asman aims to create a model for future private sector engagement with national and sub-national governments by establishing synergies with existing government strategies.
Over 6,200 rural communities in India cannot access life saving-health services, said experts.
Despite 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.
For ending child and maternal deaths by 2035, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieving this goal.
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.
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.
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.