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Gul takes global report on newborns to mothers in Delhi slums

Mar 04, 2014

Actor, activist and former Miss India Gul Panag also interacted with about 100 mothers and women in the slum about Save the Children’s global report.

Gul Panag

New Delhi: Actor, activist and former Miss India Gul Panag shared her firsthand experience of meeting women in the slum cluster who have lost their newborns due to easily preventable causes.

Panag also interacted with about 100 mothers and women in the slum about Save the Children’s global report “Ending New Born Deaths- Ensuring every baby survives” and the issue of new born mortality and the importance of a skilled frontline health worker what needs to be done to further improve child survival in the state.

In India, the report was launched in 7 Indian states on the same day.  According to the report, even though India has made a lot of progress by reducing under-five mortality to half (from 114 in 1990 to 52 per 1000 live births in 2012), India still has persistently high rates of new born mortality and accounts for 26.6% of all new born deaths globally.

While the child mortality rate has come down across all population groups, it is three times higher among the poorest households compared with the richest.

In respect to Delhi, where 50 percent of its children live in slums and 14.71 of its population is below poverty line- the focus of NHM on maternal and child health, and especially new born by providing adequate number of skilled frontline health workers, building community mechanisms for monitoring and a stronger health system will enable the state to lead on tackling new born child survival.

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