Child mortality Current Affairs, GK & News

Global Hunger Index, 2020

On October 16, 2020, the Global hunger index was launched. It is jointly prepared by Welhunger life and Concern Worldwide. According to the report, India ranked 94th among 107countries. The report put India under serious category with the score of 27.2. Key highlights of the report The report says that India has serious levels of ..

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UNICEF report on Child Mortality Rate

‘Levels and Trends in Child Mortality’ report was published by United Nations (UN). As per the new estimate on mortality released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the World Bank Group, the under-five mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births) ..

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India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative: Mortality Rate dropped by 49%

The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative has recently published two scientific papers. The initiative has given its report on district-level trends of child growth and child mortality. Key Findings The child mortality rate has dropped by 49% between 2000 and 2017. According to the report, though child mortality and child growth has improved, the inequality ..

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LANCET Report on Health and Climate Change, 2019

On November 13, 2019, the Lancet journal published report on “Health and Climate Change, 2019.” The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis that tracks the progress across 41 indicators. The project is a collaboration of 120 experts from premier institutions all over the world including WHO and World Bank. ..

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World Pneumonia Day: 12 November

On 12 November, the world observes World Pneumonia Day. World Pneumonia Day is being marked every year since 2009. The day was hosted by the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia for the first time in 2009. This year the theme for World Pneumonia Day is “healthy lungs for all” to raise awareness, promote prevention and ..

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