Health | VOL. 14, ISSUE 85, July-August 2014 |

Health Inequity in India

Since the declaration of the millennium development goals (MDG) in 2000, there has been constant effort towards equitable progress. With just a year to the 2015 deadline for achieving the eight globally agreed MDGs, the need for monitoring the efforts becomes pertinent. According to the 2013 World Bank report ‘World Development Indicators’, India stands at 56 (per 1000 live births) in infant mortality rate (IMR) world ranking. Even low-income countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Peru and the Philippines have a lower...

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