Infant mortality rate

Infant mortality rate News

Four-fold decline in gender gap in survival of girl child in 5 years in India: UN

The number of infant deaths has come down from 8.67 lakh in 2016 to 8.02 lakh in 2017.

Despite having maximum newborn deaths, India reduces under-five mortality rate by 66%

The number of annual under-five deaths in India has gone below one million for the first time in 2016. India is back on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals target for the under-five mortality of 25 per 1,000 live births by 2030.


Chandigarh health department: IMR 14, successful Measles Rubella campaign part of achievement list in 2017

According to health officials, IMR in the city has improved from 21 to 14 deaths per 1,000 live births according to the September report of the Sample Registration System. 

IMR drops by 2 points in Maharashtra

The SRS report comes at a time when neonatal and infant deaths have been reported in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand recently. The latest report puts Kerala on top with IMR as low as 10 followed by Tamil Nadu at 17 and Maharashtra at 19.

J-K: Infant mortality rate on steady rise

19 special newborn care units in district hospitals are functioning and more will be sanctioned under the National Health Mission, said the Health and Education minister.

Of deaths and births

Perhaps our statistical discrepancies are symptomatic of the transition from an informal to a formal system.


Sex ratio at birth in Delhi increases

The average number of birth per day works out to 1014 in 2013 as compared to 988 in 2012.

Is there a vikas vote? Healthier babies make not a whimper on campaign pitch

The Indian Express travels to constituencies that have seen the sharpest improvement on various social indicators during the UPA years and finds out if that change is an election issue.

50 pc UP dists show no improvement in neo-natal mortality rate

This was highlighted in a discussion conducted by the state’s NRHM unit.

State NRHM to focus on newborn care

With an aim to reduce the infant mortality rate (IMR) of Uttar Pradesh — which has the second highest IMR in the country — the state project management unit (SPMU) of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has decided to observe the year 2013-14 as the newborn child safety year (Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Varsh).