The UNICEF recently released a report which categorically stated that India will not be able to achieve the millennium development goal of an under-five mortality rate (U5MR) of 42 by 2015. The report further stated that only six of the 29 states — Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal — are likely to attain the goals of an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 26 per 1,000 live births and U5MR of 42 by 2015.....Read More

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