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India's under-5 mortality equals global average, but Bangladesh does better

The mortality rates of Bangladesh and Nepal, both countries with a lower per capita income than India's $1,939 ($1,546 and $835, respectively) are 32 and 34, compared to 39 for India

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Infant Mortality  |  Child Mortality Rate

Tish Sanghera | IndiaSpend  |  Mumbai 

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India’s under-five mortality rate now matches the global average (39 deaths per 1,000 live births), but the number of infant and neonatal deaths--and the performance of India’s poorer neighbours--indicate that tackling newborn health remains a formidable challenge, according to a new report.

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First Published: Thu, September 20 2018. 09:39 IST