Child mortality

A ‘Lancet’ study shows that the annual rate at which child mortality declined over 2005-15 was much quicker than the comparable number in 2000-05. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

Closing the gap

1 min read . 01 Oct 2017
File photo. The trial vaccine against typhoid is aimed at children under two, who are disproportionately affected. It may prevent more than half of all typhoid infections, says a report.  Photo: Jayanta Dey/Reuters
Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

India turns the tide on malnutrition

3 min read . 08 Feb 2016
Malnutrition is a multi-dimensional problem, involving both protein energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency and can only be diagnosed with a proper medical examination. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

Malnutrition, a measuring problem

4 min read . 10 Jul 2013
With one in two children malnourished in India, child malnutrition is considered to be among the biggest challenges facing the country. But are these figures highly exaggerated? Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br /> (Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Is malnutrition in India a myth?

5 min read . 16 May 2013