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    What Is The Infant Mortality Rate In Pakistan

  • Pakistan has world's highest newborn mortality rate, reveals Unicef report

    Pakistan has the world's highest newborn mortality rate, with one in every 22 babies born dying within a month, according to a Unicef report released on Tuesday...

    The report reveals that babies born in the world's poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still face "alarming" risks of death that can be 50 times as high as those in the richest countries...

  • Neonatal mortality: are we doing enough?

    But that is not always the case...

    It’s a sad situation that in Pakistan more than 40 out of every 1,000 newborns die during the first month of their lives; in 2013, almost half of all under-five deaths took place during the first 28 days of a baby’s life — a period that is considered most crucial in a newborn’s life...

  • Sindh’s child mortality ratio higher than Punjab’s: report

    KARACHI: A report prepared by the Sindh Bureau of Statistics and to be launched soon gives disturbing figures about the children’s mortality rates in the province, which have increased since 2012 while similar figures in Punjab have appreciably decreased...

    “It is an indictment on the health sector in Sindh — of which public sector shares the maximum — in that it shows poor results in achieving millennium development goals (MDGs),”...

  • SC takes notice of increase in child mortality

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has asked the government to explain why the health condition of people in general and that of children in particular is deteriorating by the day...

    Taking suo motu notice of reports about the alarming number of deaths of children, especially in rural areas, caused by pneumonia and diarrhoea as well as the increasing number of patients with fatal diseases like hepatitis C, Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali...

  • Formula milk, infant’s food to be regulated

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority and the Breast Feeding Protection Unit of the Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition Programme on Thursday decided to regulate the formula milk and other food items for the infants...

    In a meeting held here, the PFA and the Health department’s IRMNCH and nutrition programme officials discussed the relevant laws that allowed the departments to regulate the newborn’s food...

  • TLY chief Khadim Rizvi named in FIR for 'unintentional murder' of infant in Islamabad

    Islamabad police on Thursday registered a First Investigation Report (FIR) against sectarian outfit Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) leader Khadim Rizvi in a case pertaining to the death of an infant...

    The infant's family was not able to reach the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) last night because of roadblocks put in place due to a joint rally being held by the TLY and the Sunni Tehreek (ST)...

  • Police trace gang of ‘infant sellers’

    The case was registered with the Mamokanjan police station on the application of Muhammad Ali on Aug 6 last year...

    Sources said the three women remained in police custody until a court bailiff got Kalsoom and Nooran Bibi released...

  • Infant kidnapped from one hospital, recovered from another

    The couple involved in the kidnapping had also abducted a newborn girl from Abbasi Shaheed Hospital six months ago who was recovered by law enforcement personnel from their house, Orangi Town SP Abid Ali Baloch told Dawn...

    He said the arrested couple claimed that they were issueless and needed children, but police were not satisfied with their argument for a host of reasons...

  • Thar infant deaths: CJP Nisar directs Sindh chief secy to submit report within 36 hours

    Four more children died in Thar's Mithi and Nagarparkar hospitals over the past three days, raising the death toll to 98 since January 1, 2017, and Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed the Sindh chief secretary to submit a report on infant deaths in Thar within 36 hours...

    Justice Nisar took sou moto notice of the issue in March 2017 after a media report highlighted the plight of more than 11,000 ailing children...

  • Woman killed, infant swept away by floodwater

    ISLAMABAD: An infant was swept away and a woman killed when a house near a nullah was flooded during the rains in the early hours of Friday...

    The incident happened in a katchi abadi called Faisal Colony in G-7/1 where Jamil Gill, a sweeper at the Capital Development Authority, lived with his family of five in a two-room house built near a nullah...

  • Infant recovered, three ‘kidnappers’ arrested

    KARACHI: A baby boy kidnapped from outside the National Institute of Child Health over two months ago was finally safely recovered by police in a raid on a hideout of kidnappers in Malir...

    The police arrested three kidnappers, Gulfam, Rizwan Khan and his wife Rani, during the raid conducted in Jaffer-i-Tayyar Society, said Karachi-South DIG Dr Jamil Ahmed while speaking at a press conference at his office...

  • Downpour exposes ‘rickety’ structure: Infant twins among four killed in roof collapse

    LAHORE: Four members of a family including infant twins were killed and six others injured when the ‘rickety’ roof of their single-storey abode at Azam Garden on Multan Road caved in amid downpour on Tuesday...

    The families of Riaz and his brother Hasnain had gathered at the former’s house and were engaged in routine activities when the roof came crashing down, leaving them under the rubble...

  • Infant survives fall from moving bus

    NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: An infant had a miraculous escape when fell off a moving bus near Moro town on the National Highway on Sunday...

    The around 18-month-old baby was in the lap of his mother who along with her husband was travelling in the Peshawar-bound bus...

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