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MDG4: Reduce Child Mortality

MDG4: Reduce Child Mortality
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Indian PM announces three new vaccines for children

Jul 04, 2014 10:35 AM India is committed to tackle child mortality and provide health for all through multiple initiatives, said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
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Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have beaten India in healthcare: Harpal Singh

May 07, 2014 06:14 PM Harpal Singh, Mentor and Chairman Emeritus of Fortis Healthcare, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, on the sidelines of UN Corporate MDG Conclave held in New Delhi, said that responsibility to society should be integral to working of business. Excerpts from the interview:
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Over 300,000 newborn deaths each year in India: report

May 07, 2013 01:35 PM Every year, over 309,300 children (29 per cent of global share) in India don't live beyond the first day because of pre-term birth, hygiene and maternal health complications, says the latest World Mothers Report authored by US-based organization, Save the Children. This is higher than for any of the other country 176 countries ranked in the report.
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UN-backed Afghan vaccination drive to reach 8 mn kids

Apr 30, 2013 02:10 PM During a United Nations-backed global campaign to vaccinate children this week, Afghan Government officials are aiming to administer anti-measles and anti-polio vaccines along with additional doses of Vitamin A to about eight million children below five across the country.
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Indian President launches campaign against malnutrition

Nov 20, 2012 04:00 PM Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, has launched a nationwide IEC campaign against malnutrition. The campaign is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
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South Asia's first pneumonia vaccine launched in Pak

Nov 06, 2012 10:50 AM The introduction of a vaccine for pneumonia is an important milestone in the fight to reduce the burden caused by pneumonia in Pakistan, accounting for one of every five children dying before their fifth birthday.
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Raghu Rai teams up with Save the Children

Nov 05, 2012 04:25 PM Renowned photographer Raghu Rai, in collaboration with Save the Children India, has launched his photo book- ‘Outside the Margins’ along with a four-day long photo exhibition in Delhi which captures the deplorable condition of health among women and children in slums of Delhi, India.
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India’s infant mortality rate drops

Oct 26, 2012 03:55 PM India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has come down to 44 in the year 2011 as against 47 in year 2010.
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$800 mn for tackling encephalitis in India

Oct 19, 2012 10:40 AM Indian Union Cabinet has approved a Rs 4,000 crores (or US $ 800 million) plan for a multi-pronged strategy to control Japanese Encephalitis.
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Care to help newborns survive in Nepal

Oct 16, 2012 11:45 AM Plan Nepal is running an awareness programme for pregnant women in mid-western region of the country to teach parents better practices to keep their children healthy, happy and alive.
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Anti-measles campaign reaches over 5 million Afghan kids

Jul 26, 2012 10:15 AM A United Nations-supported government campaign to eradicate measles and polio has vaccinated over 5.6 million children in Afghanistan over the past two weeks, and organisers are stressing the need for more funds to complete the effort next month.
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Pakistan’s polio vaccination project gets award

Apr 30, 2012 12:35 PM The Awakening, a polio vaccination programme in Pakistan, has been awarded US$10,000 by the Southern Vaccine Advocacy Challenge for sensitising people, especially mothers, in Swat district of the country over the benefits of getting children immunised.
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India's infant mortality rate declines

Dec 30, 2011 04:14 PM India's infant mortality rate has dropped from 50 deaths per 1,000 live births to 47 - moving a step closer to achieving the Millennium Development Goals target of 30, says the Union Health ministry.
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India leads in rotavirus infection deaths

Oct 25, 2011 04:31 PM India accounted for 22% of total rotavirus infection deaths in 2008, reveals a latest Lancet report. Near one lakh under five children died of diarrhoea owing to rotavirus infection, says the report.
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India: 108 'baby' service delivers success in Kerala

Oct 20, 2011 02:37 PM A toll-free ambulance service in the southern state has attended over 900 pregnancy-related calls and assisted the delivery of 29 children in less than six months.
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Malaria prototype vaccine raises hope in Africa

Oct 19, 2011 12:44 PM An infant malaria vaccine has reduced the risk of malaria by half, reveals a year long study on 15,000 African children. Around 225 million people suffer from malaria each year resulting in 800,000 deaths globally.
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UN expands childhood vaccination to 37 countries

Sep 28, 2011 04:16 PM Under a United Nations-backed scheme, 37 new developing nations will receive funds for vaccines to fight diarrhea and pneumonia among children. These diseases kill millions of children every year worldwide.
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More than a billion people undernourished worldwide

Sep 26, 2011 03:46 PM This year's World Disaster Report says rising food prices, impacts of climate change and an increasing population have contributed to food shortages resulting in millions of children with stunted growth and at least a billion undernourished people.
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India has shortfall of 2.6 million health workers

Sep 21, 2011 11:48 AM Children born in India are five times more likely to die before their fifth birthday due to lack of access to trained health workers, says a report by Save the Children. India has the highest number of children who do not receive basic healthcare services amongst 25 developing countries.
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Gender disparities in various stages of childhood

Sep 19, 2011 06:09 PM The latest UNICEF report, Boys and Girls in the Life Cycle suggests growing gender disparities with age among children worldwide. In secondary school education, girls are most disadvantaged in South Asia while boys are most disadvantaged in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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