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Missed childhood vaccinations trigger worry

IMR, which is the number deaths per 1,000 live births in the first year of life, is a crude indicator of the overall health of a country.
India is inching closer towards the Sustainable Development Goal of bringing IMR down to 25 or fewer by 2030.(AFP)
India is inching closer towards the Sustainable Development Goal of bringing IMR down to 25 or fewer by 2030.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 12:33 AM IST
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4800 kids died in Odisha’s Maoist stronghold Malkangiri in 5 years, experts blame malnutrition

Experts say the pattern of deaths of the children point towards malnutrition.
Malkangiri which is a Maoist stronghold in Odisha is an extremely backward district.(AP File Photo)
Malkangiri which is a Maoist stronghold in Odisha is an extremely backward district.(AP File Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2019 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

The resilience of the children of Bihar

How do Bihar’s children do so much better than other states, given the odds against them? There is very little research on the positive aspect of low child deaths in the state
The epidemic of child deaths in Muzaffarpur in Bihar has made been making headlines for the past two weeks(AFP)
The epidemic of child deaths in Muzaffarpur in Bihar has made been making headlines for the past two weeks(AFP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 07:56 PM IST
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ByDileep Mavalankar and Tapasvi Puwar

Gurugram’s infant mortality rate halves in five years

For two years before that—2015-16 and 2016-17—the IMR for the district was 13. This figure was 20 for the year 2014-15 and 23 in 2013-14.
According to district health department officials, the IMR decreased in Gurugram due to better health infrastructure, such as neo-natal ICUs and special care newborn units.(HT Photo)
According to district health department officials, the IMR decreased in Gurugram due to better health infrastructure, such as neo-natal ICUs and special care newborn units.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 03:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySonali Verma

Infant deaths down in country but the job is far from done

While the decline is reason for cheer, the celebrations must be tempered with caution as too many children are still dying of avoidable causes before their first birthday.
Despite the progress, India remains an underachiever compared to the world average.(HT Photo)
Despite the progress, India remains an underachiever compared to the world average.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 05:02 AM IST
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Delhi’s infant mortality rate drops to 16 per 1,000 births, 2nd lowest among large states

IMR is the number of children dying before the age of one for every 1,000 live births and is considered to be a crude indicator of the health scenario of a country.
Delhi’s infant mortality rate (IMR) went down by two points to 16 in 2017 compared to the year before, making it the state with second-lowest infant mortality among states with a population of 10 million or more(HT File)
Delhi’s infant mortality rate (IMR) went down by two points to 16 in 2017 compared to the year before, making it the state with second-lowest infant mortality among states with a population of 10 million or more(HT File)
Published on Jun 01, 2019 05:28 AM IST
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What is behind Indians’ life expectancy going up?

An improvement in healthcare along with a decline in infant and child mortality have contributed to this progress
Why has life expectancy increased? It may have many obvious reasons: sanitation, sewage treatment, clean drinking water, immunisation, control of smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, better medical treatment and so on(Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)
Why has life expectancy increased? It may have many obvious reasons: sanitation, sewage treatment, clean drinking water, immunisation, control of smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, better medical treatment and so on(Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 08:16 PM IST
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ByBibek Debroy

Principal speak: We aspire to modernise education, says Shikha Jain, director, IMDR

Jain says that her institution wants to create managers who will in turn create opportunities for growth and not wait for it to happen.
Our students are ready for the corporate world and their quick response to real business scenarios is par excellence, says Shikha Jain.(HT Photo)
Our students are ready for the corporate world and their quick response to real business scenarios is par excellence, says Shikha Jain.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 04:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari
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