Child, maternal malnutrition leads to 68% of under-five deaths: Lancet study
The findings show that the child mortality and child growth failure indicators have improved substantially
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam are the worst hit by under-five mortality rate and neonatal mortality rate
NEW DELHI: Even as the government has launched many schemes to improve food and nutrition access, especially for women and children, 68% of the under-five deaths in India are caused due to child and maternal malnutrition, a Lancet paper revealed. Low birth weight and short gestation lead to 83% of the neonatal deaths.