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  • India may miss SDG target on reducing child mortality: study

    India may miss SDG target on reducing child mortality: study

    New Delhi (ISW) - A new study has warned that over two-thirds of the districts in the country are unlikely to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of reducing deaths to 25 or less per 1000 live births in under 5-year old children...

    17 Aug 2018 12:10 PM GMT
  • Drug resistance posing new challenge to child survival

    Drug resistance posing new challenge to child survival

    New Delhi (ISW) - Antimicrobial resistance has become a global health challenge, making easily treatable infections difficult to treat. The problem is not sparing vulnerable population groups like newborn babies who need urgent treatment in case of...

    9 July 2018 9:34 AM GMT
  • Coral bleaching of 2016 caused severe mortality in Gulf of Mannar

    Coral bleaching of 2016 caused severe mortality in Gulf of Mannar

    Tuticorin-Tamil Nadu (ISW) - Corals lose their beautiful colours and even die during a coral bleaching event. The corals in the Gulf of Mannar suffered severe losses during the global coral bleaching event that occurred between March and...

    24 May 2018 8:16 AM GMT
  • IISc scientists develop device to help reduce neonatal mortality

    IISc scientists develop device to help reduce neonatal mortality

    Shillong (ISW) - India had a neonatal mortality rate of 25.4 per 1,000 live births last year. In other words, an average of little more than 25 children out of 1,000 live births died within 28 days of their births. It is far above the global average...

    5 Nov 2017 2:59 AM GMT
  • Probiotic can prevent infections in new born

    Probiotic can prevent infections in new born

    Bhubaneswar (ISW) - Thousands of infants die due to infections in the first few weeks of their life. A bulk of these deaths can be prevented with an inexpensive probiotic-based preventive therapy developed by a group of Indian and American...

    17 Aug 2017 3:33 PM GMT
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