Monthly Archives: August 2017

Deepankar Basu pens article “What Lies Behind India’s Falling Infant Mortality Rate?” on

Deepankar Basu writes:
India’s inability to improve health outcomes significantly despite rapid growth has been one of the country’s major failings. But evidence from the latest round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) suggests that this may be changing. The infant mortality rate (IMR), an important summary measure of a country’s health, saw a marked improvement over the past decade, declining from 57 per 1,000 live births in 2005-06 to 41 per 1,000 live births in 2015-16.  Read more….