Nepali Times
Domestic Brief
Increase in infant mortality


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.


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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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