India registers best under-5 infant mortality rate since 2010

BHOPAL: In the absence of well-defined data on infant mortality rate (IMR) and under 5 mortality rate ((U5MR) across districts, residences, social classes and genders, the IMR and U5MR continue to

Jains are the wealthiest religious community in India. Delhi and Punjab are the richest states. Bihar is the poorest. These are the findings of the fourth round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), recently released by the ministry of health and family welfare.

The thematic focus of the South African Child Gauge 2017 – survive, thrive, transform – is at the heart of South Africa’s obligations under international law.

LONDON - Babies are much more likely to die in their first few weeks of life if their mothers live close to the site of an oil spill, according to new research.

A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased.

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya plans to adopt the World Health Organization (WHO) pneumonia guidelines in order to reduce child mortality.

DAKAR, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A bacterial infection passed from mothers to babies kills around 150,000 unborn children and infants a year but has been widely overlooked in developing

Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to expend $100 million (about N36 billion) over the next five years to tackle malnutrition in the worst-affected parts of Nigeria.

Babies in Nigeria are twice as likely to die in the first month of life if their mothers were living near an oil spill before falling pregnant, researchers have found.

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