Infant mortality

Infant mortality is a term which defines the number of children who die in the first year of their birth. It’s often caused by malnutrition, poverty and access to basic healthcare services. About 4 in one hundred children die in the first year of their birth in India and over all 1.25 million die every year before they turn five.


Shameful: More newborns die in India than anywhere else in the world
- Ankita Chakrabarty
May 08, 2013 at 08:58am
India accounts for 29 percent of all the first-day deaths globally, the highest for any country, according to the ‘State of the World’s …

What ails India’s healthcare system
- Nirmalya Dutta
August 18, 2012 at 08:50am
The right to good health is of paramount importance. It's sad that we, the world's most populous democracy, can't guarantee that to our …

Healthcare achievements of post-independent India
- Poonam Kuruganti
August 17, 2012 at 07:40pm
Health is wealth. In recent years, India appears to have finally internalized this old adage to apply the much-needed and long-awaited focus on the …

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