Child mortality, child growth failure indicators improve from 2000 to 2017: Study

first_img Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts News Comments (0) Balram BhargavaBiharchild mortalityEClinicalMedicineThe LancetUttar Pradesh Read Article Child mortality, child growth failure indicators improve from 2000 to 2017: Study By Press Trust of India on May 13, 2020 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The highest number of under-five deaths in 2017 were in Uttar Pradesh (312,800 which included 165,800 neonatal deaths) and Bihar (141,500 which included 75,300 neonatal deaths)Although child mortality and child growth failure indicators have improved substantially across India from 2000 to 2017, inequality between districts has increased within many states, and there are wide variations between the districts, according to findings of the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative released recently.The first comprehensive estimate of district-level trends of child mortality and child growth failure in India published in The Lancet and EClinicalMedicine, stated that if the trends observed up to 2017 were to continue, India would meet the SDG 2030 under-5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) target but not the SDG 2030 Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) target.“34 per cent of the districts in India would need higher U5MR reduction and 60 per cent districts would need higher NMR reduction to individually meet the SDG targets,” it stated.Child and maternal malnutrition were behind 68 per cent of the under-five fatalities in India, while low-birth weight and short gestation led to 83 per cent of neonatal deaths.The findings, which are part of two scientific papers on child survival, have been published at a time when the country is fighting COVID-19 pandemic.Health experts say, “They remind us that while we must do all that we can to control coronavirus infection, other crucial health issues in India should also continue to receive attention commensurate with their contribution to health loss in India.”The studies stated that the under- five Mortality Rate (U5MR) dropped in India since 2000 by 49 per cent but there is a six-fold variation in the rate between the states and 11-fold variation between districts of India.There were 1.04 million under-five deaths in India in 2017, of which 0.57 million were neonatal deaths, down from 2.24 million under-5 deaths, including 1.02 million neonatal deaths in 2000.The NMR has dropped by 38 per cent since 2000 but there is a five-fold variation in the rate between the states and eight-fold variation between districts of India, the study stated.“The reduction in NMR has been less than for U5MR, and this reduction has been quite variable across states and districts,” the study said.Child growth failure, measured as stunting, wasting and underweight has improved in India since 2000, but their rates vary four to five fold between the districts of India and the inequality between districts within many states has increased, it stated.Lower respiratory infections (17.9 per cent), preterm birth (15.6 pc), diarrhoeal diseases (9.9 per cent), and birth asphyxia and trauma (8.1 per cent) were the leading causes of under-five death in 2017Preterm birth (27.7 per cent), birth asphyxia and trauma (14.5 per cent), lower respiratory infections (11 per cent) and congenital birth defects (8.6 per cent) were the leading causes of neonatal deaths in 2017. Also,80 per cent of the neonatal deaths were in the early period of 0.6 days.“The district-level trends reported in these papers provide useful guidance for identifying priority districts in each state that need the highest attention,” ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said.Rakhi Dandona, Professor, Public Health Foundation of India and the lead author of the child mortality paper, said, “Comparison of child mortality trends in each of the 723 districts of India with the National Health Policy and SDG targets has identified the districts with high gap where more targeted attention is needed. Bringing down death numbers among newborns in the first month of life by addressing specific causes of death is crucial. Malnutrition continues to be the leading risk factor for child death and low birth weight is the biggest component in this risk factor.”K Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India said, “Reductions in under-five child mortality and neonatal mortality are promising as we move towards SDG targets.”“Even neonatal mortality which was previously slow to change is now showing improvement. This decline needs to be further accelerated. Child malnutrition is a major determinant along with maternal malnutrition for these deaths and should be accorded highest priority for corrective action,” he said.While stark inter-state and inter-district differences in health and nutrition continue to be challenges, these gaps must be bridged through effective and equitable social development, nutrition and environmental health programmes.“Our preoccupation with COVID-19 should not let these development imperatives slip into the shadows,” he underlined.The highest number of under-five deaths in 2017 were in Uttar Pradesh (312,800 which included 165,800 neonatal deaths) and Bihar (141,500 which included 75,300 neonatal deaths).The study stated U5MR and NMR were lower with the increasing level of development of the states. In 2017, there was 5.7 fold variation in U5MR ranging from 10 per 1000 live births in the more developed  state of Kerala to 60 in the less developed state of UP, and 4.5 fold variation for NMR ranging from seven per 1000 live births in Kerala to 32 in UP.The annual rate of reduction from 2010 to 2017 for U5MR ranged among the states from 2.7 per cent in Nagaland to 6.5 per cent in Telangana, and for NMR from 1.8 per cent in Nagaland to 5.5 per cent in the high SDI state of Tamil Nadu.The annual rate of reduction of NMR was lower than that of U5MR in all states during 2010-2017, but this varied considerably between the states, the study stated. Add Commentlast_img read more

Dialog seeks to soothe concerns over Apple supply

first_img Apps UK consumers seek £1.5B from Apple Author Previous ArticleSingtel, Mobike strike payments, IoT partnershipNext ArticleNokia pushes US to free up spectrum above 95GHz AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 DEC 2017 Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Google taps retail with NYC storecenter_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Related Dialog Semiconductor rebuffed speculation Apple will drop its power management integrated circuits (PMICs) from iPhones in 2018.While the UK-headquartered company conceded in a statement Apple “has the resources and capability to internally design” a PMIC in the coming years, it “does not have reason to believe” the US vendor will take chip production in house in 2018.Dialog’s response comes in the wake of a report from Nikkei Asian Review last week indicating Apple might begin designing power chips internally in 2018. The news sent Dialog shares tumbling more than 20 per cent.The move would likely have significant consequences for Dialog, which Nikkei Asian Review noted derived 75 per cent of its revenue from Apple in 2016.When Apple similarly ditched graphics technology provided by UK-based Imagination Technologies earlier this year, it ultimately led to the company being sold to private equity company Canyon Bridge Capital Partners.Dialog noted it still appears to have Apple’s backing because it continues to win “new design engagements and opportunities” from the vendor. However, it explained an ongoing relationship is “contingent on Dialog meeting Apple’s technology quality, price and volume expectations”. Tags Home Dialog seeks to soothe concerns over Apple supply AppleDialog Semiconductorlast_img read more

Naked Boys Singing! Will Move to Off-Broadway’s Theater Center

first_img View Comments Dylan Hartwell in “Naked Boys Singing!”(Photo: Michael D’Angora) This long-running show is taking it off at a new venue. Naked Boys Singing!, the hit musical now in its record-breaking 20th year, will transfer to off-Broadway’s Theater Center beginning on July 20. The production will vacate its longtime home at Theatre Row.Naked Boys Singing! is a traditional musical revue in the vein of vaudeville and high-camp musical theater, which features six actors with gorgeous voices, hilarious comedic timing—and no clothing.Cast members continuing with the production include Quenton Bruno, Jon Gluckner, Dylan Hartwell, Daniel Lopez, Noah Pyzak, Erik Schneider and Greg Sullivan.Created in 1998 by Robert Schrock and a team of 12 writers to save L.A.’s Celebration Theatre, the show went on to play all around the world. In 2007, a film adaptation was released.Mason Griffin serves as the show’s musical director, with choreography by Alex Ringler and direction by Tom and Michael D’Angora.last_img read more

Vermont gasoline prices move down

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Average retail gasoline prices in Burlington have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.28/g as of Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 100 gas outlets in Burlington. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29/g, according to gasoline price website is external). Vermont prices stood at $2.28 average today(link is external), a few tenths lower than last week and 4 cents lower than a month ago, and lower in the southern part of the state, but 33 cents higher than a year ago at this time.Including the change in gas prices in Burlington during the past week, prices yesterday were 32.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 7.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 1.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 36.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on March 13 in Burlington have ranged widely over the last five years:$1.96/g in 2016, $2.56/g in 2015, $3.61/g in 2014, $3.80/g in 2013 and $3.79/g in 2012.Areas near Burlington and their current gas price climate:Vermont- $2.27/g, down 0.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.28/g.Albany- $2.29/g, down 1 cent per gallon from last week’s $2.30/g.New Hampshire- $2.18/g, flat  from last week’s $2.18/g.”A sudden plunge in the price of oil is likely to weigh on gas prices, at least temporarily,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for “With little warning or expectation, crude oil last week broke out of the rut it had well established, with crude prices falling out of a 3-month range of $51-$54 per barrel to $49. Fundamentals of oil have weakened, and with last week’s large 8.2 million barrel rise in crude oil inventories, the market has turned decidedly bearish for now. Naturally, when oil prices take a beating such as they did last week, one might expect gasoline prices to move in lockstep, but due the complex relationship of oil and gasoline prices and the middleman- U.S. refineries- motorists may not see as large a decline at the pump as they may hope for- but certainly stay tuned. I remain optimistic that the annual spring rally at the pump could be less severe than expected, but remain cautious as it remains difficult to know where the new path will lead oil prices in the week ahead,” DeHaan said.About GasBuddyGasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 60 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on gasoline. Founded in 2000, the original GasBuddy website was a pioneer in crowd-sourced information, leveraging technology, big data, and a passionate community that now connects more than 60 million users with real-time, accurate fuel pricing information as well as reliable reviews of gas station amenities and services. The app and website have the most accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 unique stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia and is the most comprehensive money-saving companion while on the road. GasBuddy is available on all mobile platforms. For more information, visit is external).Source: Burlington, VT, March 13- is external).last_img read more