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India Records 22% Drop in Maternal Mortality Rate

-PTI UP registers 30% decline in MMR, while three states – Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu – have already met the Sustainable Development Goal target of 70 deaths per 1,00,000 live births. New Delhi: India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) recording a 22% reduction in such deaths since 2013, according to the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin released on June 7. The MMR has declined from 167...

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India registers 22% reduction in maternal mortality ratio since 2013: report -Neetu Chandra Sharma

-Livemint.com Nearly 1,000 fewer women now die of pregnancy related complications each month in India, says the Sample Registration System Bulletin-2016 New Delhi: India has registered a 22% reduction in maternal mortality ratio (MMR) since 2013, according to the Sample Registration System (SRS) Bulletin (2016) released on Wednesday. Amongst the states, Uttar Pradesh with 30% decline has topped the chart in the reduction of maternal deaths. Nearly 1,000 fewer women now die of...

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Maternal mortality ratio in the country drops to 130 from 167 -Ramya Kannan

-The Hindu Kerala has the lowest MMR of 46, followed by Maharashtra with 61 and Tamil Nadu 66 Chennai: The latest Sample Registration System (SRS) data indicating the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has brought glad tidings. As per the data, the MMR (number of maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births) has dropped from 167 (in 2011-2013, the last SRS period) to 130 for the country. This 28% drop is an achievement arising from...

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Right to Food Campaign demands immediate implementation of Maternity Entitlements as per the National Food Security Act 2013

-Press Release by Right to Food Campaign The Right to Food Campaign demands justice for pregnant women and their infants. For more than four years, all Indian women except those working in government/public sector undertakings have been entitled by law to a maternity benefit of at least Rs. 6000, guaranteed under the National Food Security Act (NFSA, 2013). Yet, the government of India not only has failed to deliver this entitlement...

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A toolkit to think local -Soumya Swaminathan & Lalit Dandona

-The Hindu The findings of the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative will aid in decentralised health planning Policymakers in India need reliable disease burden data at subnational levels. Planning based on local trends can improve the health of populations more effectively. Till now, a comprehensive assessment of the diseases causing the most premature deaths and ill health in each State, the risk factors responsible for this burden and their time trends have...

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