Infant mortality Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO Guidelines for Improving Survival of Small and Preterm Babies

The World Health Organization has released guidelines to improve the survival of small (under 2.5 kg) and premature (before 37 weeks of pregnancy). What are the key features of the guidelines? Preterm infants can be saved using practical and affordable solutions like high-quality prenatal, postpartum and postnatal care, prevention and treatment of common infections, kangaroo ..

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Sample Registration System (SRS) Statistical Report 2020

The Sample Registration System (SRS) Statistical Report 2020 was released recently by the Registrar General of India (RGI). Key findings The SRS Statistical Report 2020 revealed that there is a significant decline in infant mortality rate (IMR), Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MR), Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) in India since 2014 and the country is currently ..

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SUMAN initiative launched for Quality health care

On 11th October 2019, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan  has  launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN)  initiative in New Delhi during the 13th Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare.  The aim of the initiative is to assure dignified, respectful and quality health care at no cost and zero tolerance for denial of ..

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Odisha sets up task force to prevent Child Marriages

A task force has been set-up in the Koraput district of Odisha to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal communities in the region. Task-Force for Preventing Child Marriages The task force comprises of officials from 21 departments, including health, education, social welfare and police. The education department has been tasked to ..

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State of female literacy in India

While the aggregate literacy rates in India have risen multi-fold since 1950, the rise has neither been uniform nor well distributed amongst the states. What has happened? The literacy rates in India have increased from around 18 percent in the 1950s to 74 percent at the time of the last Census in 2011. However, female ..

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Haryana first Indian state to launch High-Risk Pregnancy (HRP) portal

Haryana has become the first Indian state to launch High-Risk Pregnancy (HRP) portal which helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases up to the grass-roots level and ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists. The High Risk Pregnancy Policy has been implemented across the State since ..

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