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Average infant mortality falls by 30% over a decade

The overall drop in infant mortality seems to suggest that welfare measures are working. But at 50 live births per 1,000, it’s still too high to meet the MDG target of 28


Eight children go missing in Delhi every day: report

India’s capital Delhi has one of the highest numbers of missing children. What’s more, the country has no central data on the number of children missing, or what has happened to them


Most child deaths in India avoidable

An article published online by The Lancet shows that five avoidable causes accounted for nearly 1.5 million child deaths in India throughout the year


Location of anganwadis on the web

The central government has asked all states to put the location of anganwadi centres on their websites and to display the Integrated Child Development Services logo on boards at anganwadi centres to bring greater transparency and spread awareness


Cash on delivery lowers India's infant mortality rate

Paying women to deliver their children in hospital is helping India reduce its high infant mortality rate, says the first comprehensive study on the Janani Suraksha Yojana -- India’s ambitious maternal health programme


Lancet incorrect about steep decline in child mortality, says NGO

A new study published in the medical journal The Lancet, on the decline in deaths of children under 5, between 2000 and 2010, compared to 1990-2000, has got its figures wrong on India, says Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation


Women's participation in Jharkhand, Orissa reduces infant mortality

The involvement of trained women in healthcare in Jharkhand and Orissa has helped reduce neo-natal mortality by 45% and moderate postpartum depression by 57%, says a new study


45,000 children die of malnutrition every year in Maharashtra

As a report by the NGO SATHI shows, a healthy GDP is no indication of the health of a state or a country’s children


Malnutrition high among babies born to child brides

Infants born to child brides married before the age of 18 face a higher risk of malnutrition than children born to older mothers, according to research published recently


India's children stunted, says Unicef

India has the largest number of stunted children and one of the highest numbers of underweight children below the age of 5 in the world, according to a latest Unicef report. The country also has one-third of the world’s ‘wasted children’


Maharashtra govt limits coverage of child labour legislation

Child rights activists are agitated over the Maharashtra government’s order re-defining a child as someone under 14 years of age, instead of 18 years as stipulated by international law


Millions of children go without basic care: HAQ report

The report ‘Status of Children in India 2008’ claims that a vast group of children living in difficult circumstances do not receive even a basic education