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India Child Mortality

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Significant decline in under-five mortality rate in 2016: Report

Under-five mortality rate (U5MR) in India showed an impressive decline of 9 per cent, from 43 per 1,000 in 2015 to 39 per 1,000 in 2016, it said. 

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India missed 2015 child mortality target: Lancet report

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.

One-fifth of deaths of children under five worldwide occur in India: UN report

Globally,from more than 12 million deaths in 1990,the number has halved to 6.6 million.