Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have reversed the gender gap for under-5 survival. In Telangana, West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab and Delhi, the gap is less than 5 per cent, according to the data.
Why early life investment matters, and what we should do about it.
Mission Indradhanush is a successful intervention in scaling up immunisation for full coverage.
India has the highest number of child deaths in the world, with an estimated 1.2 million deaths in 2015 — 20 per cent of the 5.9 million global deaths.
India has made a steady progress in reducing
deaths in children younger than 5 years.
A UN report says renewed sense of urgency is required if 2015 goal is to be achieved.
Globally,from more than 12 million deaths in 1990,the number has halved to 6.6 million.
Annual cost of environmental degradation in India amounts to about Rs 3.75 Trillion
Global health efforts saved over 50 million child lives,half of them from pneumonia and diarrhea.
Despite an improvement in child mortality figures,5,000 children under the age of five die in India everyday due to preventable causes….