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Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) Every five minutes, at least one Indian woman dies during pregnancy and child birth, the World Health Organisation said on Sunday.

Improved outcomes for women and children - more education, lower fertility rates, higher nutritional status, and lower incidence of illness, among other outcomes - have broad individual, family, and societal benefits.

Our planet faces multiple and complex challenges in the 21st century. The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commits the international community to act together to surmount them and transform our world for today’s and future generations.

Water and sanitation, as absolute necessities for people, planet and prosperity, are at the very core of sustainable development.

Islamabad—The World Bank Group in its recently published report “Pakistan Country Snapshot” has said that the country has made impressive progress in reducing absolute poverty and improving shared

On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Central to this agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that apply to all countries. Member States now have to translate the global SDGs into national targets and policies.

Sustainable Development has been a global agenda since the last 25 years. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) based on Millennium Declaration in the year 2000 by the United Nations (UN) has set foundation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Child Mortality in the Country, 25/02/2016. In India, the Office of the Registrar General of India (ORGI) regularly releases reliable estimates of child deaths in terms of Under-five Mortality Rate (U5MR) using data collected through Sample Registration System (SRS). According to ORGI, the U5MR estimated as number of child deaths per 1000 live births in India over the years are included in this document. Further, the child mortality rate (

Madhya Pradesh State MDG Status report is not just an accounting exercise to assess the achievement levels of Millennium Development Goals. The report responds to multidimensional aspirations of inter-district variations, interlinkages with public interventions and achievement levels.

Hyderabad: When 1000 babies are born 36.9 of them die on the first day of birth and 60 per 1000 die in the first one week of birth posing a major challenge to health care facilities and paediatrici