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Category: Health-Indicators :: Infant-Mortality
Last updated: May 15 2018 14:09 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Puducherry surpasses India's performance on most health indicators: Report 15.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Part of Puducherry's success is due to its small population- 1.24 million people
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For 65 lakh people availing Maharashtra’s free nutrition scheme, Aadhaar now made compulsory 13.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Maharashtra government has announced that Aadhaar cards will be made mandatory to avail any state-run free nutrition scheme. The scheme ensures that malnourished children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers across the state are provided good-quality food in a bid to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rate. According to sources, the move to make Aadhaar cards mandatory was in a bid to weed out ghost benefits and curb irregularities. Currently, there are 56 lakh malnourished children and 9 lakh pregnant women and lactating mothers covered under the scheme that was implemented in the state since 1975. The government recently issued a notification in this regard indicating that concerned officers from the Women and Child Development department will be held accountable if unregistered beneficiaries continue avail the scheme. An Officer from the state women and child development department told DNA, “As per the directive issued by the Government of India on April 1 this year, the free nutrition ...
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Short film ‘Kiranam’ explores the issue of infant deaths in Attappady 11.4.2018 Hindu: News
Wildlife photographer-turned-documentary maker Ramesh Mekkadu’s short examines it through the life of a tribal couple
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Rotary to prioritise polio eradication 9.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Plans to focus on school infrastructure in the city this year
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Nutrition scheme launched for pregnant women, infants 7.4.2018 Hindu: Vijayawada
Officials of Krishna district have launched ‘Poushtikaharam-Memu Saitam’ (PMS) scheme for pregnant and lactating women and children enrolled in the A
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MP, UNICEF to vaccinate infants against pneumonia, meningitis 6.4.2018 General News
The Madhya Pradesh government, with technical support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), will start a vaccination drive from tomorrow to immunise infants against pneumonia and meningitis. The Union government's Sample Registration Survey (SRS), the findings of which were released last year, had put the infant mortality rate (IMR) in Madhya Pradesh at 52 deaths per thousand live births and called it alarming. "We have got 26.11 lakh doses of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine from the Central government. Each costs Rs 3,800 and will be given to infants free of cost," the National Health Mission's MP Director S Viswanathan said today. "Training of medical officials and frontline staff has been completed and we are in a position to launch the drive across the state," he added. Dr Vandana Bhatia, Health Specialist with UNICEF MP, said that the vaccine would be administered to infants when they are one-and-half months, three-and-half months and nine months ...
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HP health minister launches programme to promote breastfeeding 4.4.2018 General News
With an aim to promote breastfeeding, Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Vipin Parmar today launched Mother's Absolute Affection (MAA) programme in the state. Breastfeeding help in reducing the incidence of infant mortality and early childhood mortality and provides complete nutrition to a child. The aim of the programme was to make people aware about the importance of breastfeeding, he said. The minister directed the chief medical officers to monitor the implementation and impact of the programme to achieve goal that every children in the state are healthy. He said the main components of the programme were community awareness generation, strengthening inter-personal communication through ASHA workers, skilled support for breastfeeding at delivery points in public health facilities and work places. Principal Secretary of health department Prabodh Saxena said the state government intends to reach out to every facility, every newborn and every mother through this programme.
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Various indications show vast improvements in living conditions of STs over time 2.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Data pertaining to decennial census, large scale sample surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and various other surveys conducted by different Ministries / Departments of Government of India, reveal that over the years there have been vast improvements in living conditions of the Scheduled Tribes (STs), for example, literacy rate for STs has improved from 47.1% in 2001 to 59% in 2011.
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Are babies being introduced to solid food too soon? 2.4.2018 General News
Turns out, many parents are spooning up the first mouthfuls of baby food to a growing infant too soon.The first study of a nationally-representative group of U.S. infants reported that many parents started feeding their babies foods or drinks other than breast milk or formula sooner than they should.Babies, who were never breastfed or breastfed for less than four months, were most likely to be introduced to foods too early."Introducing babies to complementary foods too early can cause them to miss out on important nutrients that come from breast milk and infant formula. Conversely, introducing them to complementary foods too late has been associated with micronutrient deficiencies, allergies, and poorer diets later in life," explained lead investigator Chloe M. Barrera.Current recommendations stipulated that infants should be introduced to complementary foods at around six months of age. Analysing data from the 2009-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), ...
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Urban design responsible for promoting childhood obesity? 30.3.2018 General News
Do we need to consider health risks when designing urban spaces? Yes, according to a study.Making neighbourhoods more walkable can have a positive impact on kids' waist line and BMI (body mass index).Those are the findings of a Montreal research team led by INRS professor Tracie A. Barnett.According to the results of the study, urban design is a factor in the development of childhood obesity. The study suggests that infrastructure designed to encourage walking can help reduce childhood obesity.Pedestrian-friendly amenities, such as pedestrian crossing lights, wider sidewalks, and signs to help pedestrians cross the road, are thought to have a greater impact in high-density neighbourhoods. Such features can also encourage children to ride bicycles, play outside, and engage in similar activities, all of which help them burn off energy.The research team analyzed and compared data collected two years apart among children in Montreal with a family history of obesity and who lived at the ...
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Convention of Cachar ASHA workers held 29.3.2018 The Assam Tribune
Convention of Cachar ASHA workers held
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More younger, educated women are now giving birth at unsafe intervals: Data 29.3.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Birth intervals-the time between two successive live births-of less than 24 months may lead to low birth weight and death of a child
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MMR is 44 per one lakh live births in Assam 27.3.2018 General News
The Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is 44 per one lakh live births and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is 300 per 1000 live births in Assam, the state Assembly was informed today. Replying to a question of Dr Numal Momin of the BJP in the Assembly, Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said MMR in the state was falling since 2001-03 when it was 490. The MMR came further down to 480 during 2004-06, 390 during 2007-09 and 328 during 2010-12, he said. The IMR has also fallen during the period from 74 in 2001 to 44 in 2016, Sarma said. Strategies implemented to reduce IMR in the state include Facility Based New Born Care, New Born Care Corner, New Born Stabilisation Unit, Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre, Nutritional Counselling cum Management Centre, Paediatric Intensive Care Units, Home Based Newborn Care, the minister said.
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Journalist Sandeep Sharma crushed by truck: MP Police constitutes SIT 26.3.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Sharma, who had been reporting against Sand Mafia, was mowed down by a speeding truck in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind on Sunday
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TS to raise concerns with finance panel 24.3.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
‘NITI Ayog was for ₹24,000 crore for Mission Bhagiratha, Mission Kakatiya ‘
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570 doctors will be appointed soon: Laxma Reddy to Council 24.3.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Members express concern over absence of doctors at PHCs
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Cabinet approves continuation of National Health Mission (NHM) 22.3.2018 General News
The Cabinet has also approved continuation of the Prime Minister's Development Package for Jammu & Kashmir 2015 - Stepping up of support under creation of Infrastructure in District Hospitals, Sub-district Hospitals and Primary Health Centers over 5 years - with effect from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020 with a budgetary support of Rs. 625.20 crores as total centrally-funded scheme.
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DNA Money Edit: Start-ups and employment generation in India 22.3.2018 DNA: Bangalore
DNA Money Edit: Start-ups and employment generation in India
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Higher life expectancy, more beds 20.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Infant mortality rate, neo-natal mortality rate lower than all-India average
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No paucity of funds for health insurance scheme, says health minister Nadda 18.3.2018 Latest News
The NHPS, expected to cover 100 million poor families with an annual health insurance coverage of Rs 500,000 per family, will cost the government Rs 100-120 billion
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