Increase in infant mortality
FROM ISSUE #135 (07 MARCH 2003 - 13 MARCH 2003) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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There is not much to celebrate for Nepal's health sector when it comes to child mortality. Safe Motherhood Network, a consortium of governmental and non-governmental organisations, said infant mortality rate has significantly increased recently. According to the network, 39 infants per 1000 birth die within 28 days of their birth, which is the third highest in the world. Nepal also has one of the highest rates for underweight babies. Out of 2.8 million infants born annually, 27 percent are underweight.