• According to WHO, first 6 months of a child’s life are the most vulnerable and important days in respect to mortality as well as later growth.
  • IMR, MMR still high in India — MDG not achieved
    • IMR: 44 deaths/1000
    • MMR: 140 deaths per 100,000
    • Immunization rate in India: 51%
      • Tamil Nadu: 86%
      • Uttar Pradesh: 29% (second last)
    • Institutional Delivery Rate:41%
      • Tamil Nadu: 90%
      • Uttar Pradesh: 22%

Children are stunted, wasted, mal-nutritioned