Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicInfant mortality

Topic: Infant mortality

Mizoram, Nagaland & Sikkim make big strides on infant mortality rate, Assam lags behind

MP, UP, Assam and Chhattisgarh have the highest infant mortality rate, while Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Kerala have the lowest, according to 2019 govt data released last week.

India likely made up more than a third of global infant deaths in Covid slowdown

Economic shocks lead to an increase in deaths among vulnerable groups, such as young children and the elderly in low-income countries.

If India can look after pregnant women so well, why are more under-5 kids wasting & stunting

When India can get bigger things such as tracking pregnant women right, why do nutritional deficiencies among under-five children remain insurmountable?

Kota infant death toll rises to 107, central team reaches JK Lon Hospital

The National Human Rights Commission has asked the chief secretary of Rajasthan to submit a detailed report on the steps being taken to address the issue within 4 weeks.

SC, ST children more likely to die before 5th birthday than non-SC/ST ones: Study

The study, conducted by Austria-based organisation, examines link between caste & under-5 mortality rate using data from Indian Demographic Health Survey.

BJP-ruled constituencies fare worst on all maternal health indicators, study shows

Northern states like UP and Bihar have the highest concentration of women suffering from anemia, a known cause of maternal deaths.

The survival rate of a baby girl in India falls when gold prices go up

Dowries impose a considerable tax on girls’ families. In South Asia it is estimated to be six times the average annual household income. 

Blood donation is praised but not breast milk donation. These brave Indian moms ask why

Breast milk donation remains a taboo but more and more women are coming forward to donate.

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The EQB and the GLB are siblings powered by different hearts, and while they do the same job, they feel very, very different.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.