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India is inching closer towards the Sustainable Development Goal of bringing IMR down to 25 or fewer by 2030.(AFP)

Missed childhood vaccinations trigger worry

UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 12:33 AM IST
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.
World Water Day 2020: History, significance and tips to conserve water.(Unsplash)
World Water Day 2020: History, significance and tips to conserve water.(Unsplash)

World Water Day 2020: History, significance and tips to conserve water

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2020 11:06 AM IST
A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
More than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year, the United Nations reported on Monday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
More than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year, the United Nations reported on Monday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Worsening world hunger affects 821 million: United Nations

United Nations, United States | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 11:30 AM IST
After decades of decline, malnutrition began to increase in 2015, mainly because of climate change and war. Reversing the trend is one of the 2030 targets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which aim to improve the planet and its people.
No state is achiever (top category) in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) - 5 that is gender equality, but Uttar Pradesh is third last in the tally prepared by the NITI aayog earlier this year.(Representative image)
No state is achiever (top category) in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) - 5 that is gender equality, but Uttar Pradesh is third last in the tally prepared by the NITI aayog earlier this year.(Representative image)

UP: Higher gender budget a breather but missing old data a big challenge

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 03:37 PM IST
The fund flow is to be increased since the centre has increased the gender budget from R1.25lakh cr to R1.37lakh cr.

16,539 infant deaths in Maharashtra in 2018-19

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2019 12:37 AM IST
The state government, while claiming that its infant mortality rate was brought down drastically over the past five years, admitted in the legislative Assembly that 16,539 children died in 2018-19, before they attained the age of one
Melinda and Bill Gates at a village in Patna district.(AFP File Photo)
Melinda and Bill Gates at a village in Patna district.(AFP File Photo)

Gates Foundation to support Bihar beyond 2021, says health minister

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 12:34 PM IST
The minister said that Melinda told the Bihar delegation that the ongoing project in the state was very close to her and Bill Gates’s heart.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 05:02 AM IST
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.
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