ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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An Exploration

Recent Shifts in Infant Mortality in India

The web version of this article corrects a few errors that appeared in the print edition.

The pace of decline in infant mortality in India has quickened in recent years after the introduction of the National Rural Health Mission. However, the post-neonatal deaths have declined faster than the neonatal deaths despite the emphasis on preventing the latter in the health mission. Apart from a number of reasons, this is linked to the poor quality of the public health services in general, and the undernourishment and anaemia levels of pregnant women in particular.

 

 

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