Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI).

The WHO has commended India's progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77 per cent, from 556 per 1,00,000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 1,00,000 live births in 2016.

NEW DELHI: India has registered significant improvement in an area where it has lagged — maternal deaths have reduced from 167 in 2011-13 to 130 (per 100,000 live births) in 2014-16 with Kerala lea

According to the National Family Health Survey, the infant mortality rate (IMR) in India stands at 34 per 1000 live births.

Doctors emphasise need for protocol for newborn intensive care

Worried at the increasing number of children dying at birth, the Department of Health has decided to undertake regular audit of death of infants in all the districts of the state.

India has registered significant improvement in an area where it has lagged — maternal deaths have reduced from 167 in 2011-13 to 130 (per 100,000 live births) in 2014-16 with Kerala leading the table, according to new data released by the registrar general of India.

In the 27 years since he became headmaster of a school in Trishal, in northern Bangladesh, Mohamed Iqbal Baher has noticed some changes in his pupils.

Abidjan - The infant mortality rate in Ivory Coast has halved in 20 years, the planning and development minister said on Monday, pointing to better and more accessible health care.

The federal government says Nigeria records about 756,000 under five deaths annually.

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