India reduces infant deaths but hasn’t yet met 2012 targets

India reduces infant deaths but hasn’t yet met 2012 targets
09-Jan-2017 08:20 FIRSTPOST

First, the good news: 37 babies died for every 1,000 that were born in 2015, two better than the government’s projections of an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 39 for that year, according to new data released last week. That’s a drop of 53 percent over 25 years. The post India reduces infant deaths but hasn’t yet met 2012 targets appeared first on Firstpost.