Neonatal deaths hamper India's infant mortality targetsBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1249 (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1249
- Ganapati Mudur
- New Delhi
India will be unable to achieve any substantial further drop in its infant mortality without first intensifying efforts to protect babies during their first four weeks of life, neonatologists told a conference in New Delhi last week.
An estimated 1.2 million babies die in India each year during the first month after birth, making up two thirds of the nation's infant mortality of 67 per thousand live births, doctors said at a symposium on the health of newborn infants.
The government wants to reduce infant mortality …