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Sharp decline in maternal, infant mortality rates in India

Union Health Minister said that low performing states are Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Rajasthan, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir.

75,493 infant deaths in India from April to July, 5,547 of them from Maharashtra

Madhya Pradesh, with 9,269 children aged till 5, recorded the highest deaths followed by Uttar Pradesh with 8,440 deaths.


Family planning is critical for our nation’s economic development

Family planning is at the core of the mission to reduce maternal and child mortality.

Of deaths and births

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

Human Rights activist Shabnam Hashmi slams Narendra Modi's 'Gujarat model' as myth

Claims the brouhaha over development due to clever strategies of Modi's media managers.

BBC releases policy briefing on 'Health on the move: Can mobile phone save lives?'

Mobile phones have emerged as a simple solution for improving the survival chances of mothers and babies.


Assam woman delivers on roadside,doctor held

A doctor at the Government Rural Hospital at Palashbari,was arrested by cops on Sunday on charges of denying medical care and admission to a pregnant woman

Pregnant women to get free medicines,diet in govt hospitals

The government has asked all the states to ensure free services to all pregnant women delivering in government health institutions.

Infant mortality: MCD initiates programmes

With just 60 per cent mothers breastfeeding their newborns in the city,the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Thursday organised an orientation programme for Accredited Social Health Activists and Anganwadi workers to promote breastfeeding,hygiene,institutional delivery and bring down child mortality rates.

Govt takes a filmy way to reduce infant mortality

In an attempt to address the issue of infant mortality and diarrhoea deaths among children in Bengal,the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the state government have decided to launch a short film campaign.