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COVID-19 disrupts healthcare services, could reverse decades of work to reduce child mortality: UN
World

COVID-19 disrupts healthcare services, could reverse decades of work to reduce child mortality: UN

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
Health

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.

Fostering change through impact-driven innovations benefits India's economy immensely
science

Fostering change through impact-driven innovations benefits India's economy immensely

The benefits of economic growth need to percolate down to the grassroots level to reduce inequities in all levels.

India, Norway join hands to work together in maternal, adolescent health
India

India, Norway join hands to work together in maternal, adolescent health

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 saw 2,959 toddlers die every day in 2015 to preventable causes, reveals data
India

India saw 2,959 toddlers die every day in 2015 to preventable causes, reveals data

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.

Want to live longer? Maintain optimistic outlook towards life, says study
Life

Want to live longer? Maintain optimistic outlook towards life, says study

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, Pakistan among countries that will see most under-5 deaths
World

India, Pakistan among countries that will see most under-5 deaths

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.

Reliance Foundation partners four majors in Project Asman to reduce maternal, newborn mortality
Life

Reliance Foundation partners four majors in Project Asman to reduce maternal, newborn mortality

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 have no access to health services: Experts
India

Over 6,200 rural communities have no access to health services: Experts

Over 6,200 rural communities in India cannot access life saving-health services, said experts.

In India, 1.4 mn children die before reaching their fifth birthday: UN report
Economy

In India, 1.4 mn children die before reaching their fifth birthday: UN report

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

WHO, Unicef join hands to bring down child mortality globally
World

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.

Stunted nation: Bad news for India's children
Life

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.

Mamata dubs baby deaths as 'rumour'
India

Mamata dubs baby deaths as 'rumour'

Since last May when the new government took over, the child mortality rate in the state dropped from 31 per cent to 30 per cent, Banerjee claims, adding that media is maligning her with rumors of baby deaths.