Early mortality is a particular concern. In Delhi, of all children dying before their first birthday, 64% died within the first 28 days of birth.
Such deaths can be prevented with better access to healthcare and the presence of qualified birth attendants, says the report, released on Tuesday. The research found that incidences of infant death are almost three times higher in poorer households.
India managed to bring down under-5 mortality by almost 54% between 1990 and 2012 (compared to a global reduction of 44.8%). But with nearly 40% of neo-natal deaths occurring on the day an infant is born, the country is still struggling with postpartum…
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