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India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative
Aug 07, 2013 Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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Uphold child rights for the ‘right’ future, says CRY CEO
Feb 23, 2015 The consistently low allocations of below 5 percent of the total Union Budget for the needs of children needs serious reflection, writes Puja Marwaha.
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Infant mortality rises as Delhi gets ready for games
Apr 06, 2010 While there has been some headway in tackling child mortality in rural areas, the number of children under five dying in India’s capital has been on the rise. The city is investing crores to make the Commonwealth Games work and yet, no efforts are made to advance urban health care.
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India at top on maternal mortality and under 5
May 04, 2010 State of the World’s Mothers Report released by Save the Children has placed India at 73rd on ‘Best place to be a mother’. Highlighting the grave state of under 5 and maternal mortality it recommends increase in investment in training of health workers and improving access to basic health-care services.
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Bring down maternal mortality, says report
Jun 07, 2010 According to a latest study by UN, the maternal mortality rate in South Asia continues to be the highest in the world, next only to sub-Saharan Africa. Report points out that Indian state Madhya Pradesh witnesses the highest number of maternal deaths in the country and requires immediate attention of the government.
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Nepal: MDG-4 target met, but long way to go
Jun 09, 2010 In spite of tough political situation, Nepal has achieved the MDG-4 target of reducing under-five mortality rate by two-third, claims a recent mid-term survey of Nepal Family Health Program (NFHP) II. However, in order to reduce the under-five mortality rate further the neo-natal deaths need to be controlled.
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Maternal health in Afghanistan needs more than healthcare
Jun 10, 2010 According to the WHO, people living in the Badakhshan province of northeastern Afghanistan are facing hurdles in accessing healthcare facilities due to rugged terrain and lack of roads. Reaching healthcare centers becomes even more difficult during winters, floods and avalanches, which leads to increase in maternal mortality.
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Myanmar: Ignorance jeopardises Chin children's health
Jan 25, 2010 Poverty, low levels of literacy, and low accessibility to health services are compounded by lack of knowledge about health, hygiene and nutrition, exposing Myanmar's poorest children to deadly diseases.
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Nothing is as good as mother’s milk for a baby: Mrinal Pande
Aug 23, 2013 Mrinal Pande, Chairperson, Broadcasting Corporation of India (Prasar Bharati), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that mothers should discard age-old superstitions and adopt breastfeeding in the best interest of their babies.
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Maternal height linked to child deaths in India
Apr 30, 2009 Children of shorter mothers are 70% more likely to die due to underweight and anaemia, says a study about India by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. Another key finding suggests the presence of inter-generational transfer of poor health from mother to offspring.
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Child mortality slashed by one-third, says WHO
May 22, 2009 WHO’s first progress report on the health-related MDGs claims that deaths of children under five years have declined sweepingly by nearly 30% since 1990. The drop is being attributed to the success of several measures taken by governments in developing countries like providing mosquito nets, medicines and improved sanitation facilities.
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Tackling chronic malnutrition in Nepal
Jun 04, 2009 A UNDP project in Nepal’s Jumla district is being implemented to provide better health services and reduce malnutrition. As part of efforts to localise MDGs, mothers are taught about proper nutritious diet for their babies and other essential steps to ensure children’s growth.
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WHO recommends anti-diarrhoea vaccine
Jun 08, 2009 WHO’s group of experts, based on new clinical trials, have strongly recommended administering anti-diarrhoea vaccine on all children for reducing severe diarrhoea episodes. Rotavirus, cause of the disease among infants and young, kills half a million children in the developing world – mostly in Asia and Africa.
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Maternal mortality rate appalling in Bhutan
Jun 17, 2009 A new report released on maternal and child health in Bhutan reveals that many women die due to pregnancy related complications. The report recommends creating a supportive environment for women by educating, empowering and providing them with proper healthcare.
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Campaign for safe motherhood in India
Jul 02, 2009 Almost a quarter of the world’s maternal deaths occur in India and some states have alarmingly high rates, reveals a new report released this week in the national capital. A people-led campaign found that quality healthcare was essential for bringing down the number of deaths.
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Vital facts for averting child deaths
Apr 12, 2010 Facts for Life, a joint UN publication provides vital messages and information for parents, caregivers and communities to use in changing behaviours and practices that can protect the lives of children and help them grow and develop to their full potential. It helps realise the rights of children and women.
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Save motherhood
May 04, 2010 Women on the Frontlines of Healthcare, published by Save the Children in commemoration of Mother’s Day focuses on the critical shortage of health workers in the developing world and the urgent need for better access to health services, and investments in health workers training.
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India: 6 lakh girls go missing at birth annually
Jul 14, 2010 According to UNPF, roughly 1,600 girls a day have gone missing at birth in India from 2001-2007. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister and Delhi Chief Minister have called for the education and empowerment of girls and women to end the practice of pre-natal sex-selection.
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India: Kerala, Punjab play the lead in population decline
Jul 26, 2010 An emphatic decline in the population indicators in some of the states in India signifies a demographic transition to a more stable population, according to the annual Sample Registration System (SRS) survey.Higher life expectancy, a healthier population with better living conditions may no longer be a distant dream.
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Pakistan to witness massive child mortality
Sep 14, 2010 Pakistan is at the threshold of witnessing a wave of child mortality owing to unavailability of ration and lack of proper treatment of malnourished children in the flood hit areas. Water borne diseases arising out of poor sanitation further threaten lives of the children.
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UN to acclaim Bangladesh on MDG performance
Sep 16, 2010 In the forthcoming General Assembly meeting, the UN will acknowledge Bangladesh’s performance on MDGs especially reducing child mortality which has garnered worldwide acclaim.
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Afghanistan easy on maternal health despite funding
Sep 30, 2010 A UNICEF study ranks Afghanistan as world’s “worst place to be born” given the state of high maternal, infant and child mortality rates in the country. The performance on this front has been sluggish despite decades of funding by the donors.
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60% child deaths in India are preventable
Nov 17, 2010 India accounts for the highest number of child deaths under the age of 5, in the world. A study finds that most of these deaths are preventable, with the right interventions at the right time.
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Life at risk for newborns: WHO
May 12, 2010 World Health Statistics 2010, a new report points out that although there has been improvement in some health MDGs, newborns get little attention in many developing countries. 40% of deaths in children under five occur in the first month of life, which needs urgent attention.
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Child mortality declines in poor countries
May 24, 2010 The international figures reveal that under-five child mortality has come down globally and cuts in child mortality have been faster in many poorer countries. The study points out that death rate of infants have not fallen in the UK, along with the USA, New Zealand and South Korea, as anticipated.
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Laos takes a bug-nutri bite
Jul 29, 2010 United Nations is encouraging bug-eating in Laos to solve the country's high rate of child malnutrition. Popular for hundreds of years in the region, the agency's food and agricultural wing is capitilising on the trend to raise income of local collectors and tackle hunger.
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UK announces framework to improve maternal health in developing countries
Jan 19, 2011 UK government has announced its policy framework to promote an integrated approach to ensuring that women can exercise choice in reproduction. The policy, if it succeeds, is expected to make great contribution to the MDGs related to maternal and child mortality.
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No expert help killing 1 million babies in year, claims UK charity
Apr 01, 2011 Leading UK charity Save the Children has launched a global campaign for more midwives and better health care. Thousands of mothers and new born babies can be saved each day if the global shortage of 350,000 midwives was met, reveals a report.
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New commitments to reduce maternal and child mortality
May 20, 2011 Sixteen new countries have endorsed new commitments to dramatically reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality, as part of the United Nations Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.
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Critics challenge GAVI's vaccine spending practices
Jun 15, 2011 The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) has been challenged by the critics all over the world for its unsustainable vaccine spending practices. Critics claim that GAVI’s decisions are skewed by its board of pharma companies who bypass the needs of the poorest for vested interests.
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