“ Development as Freedom” (1999) - Ability to survive is considered a primary freedom; the ability of individuals to avoid premature mortality and persistent morbidity should be one of the most fundamental goals of development. Sound health care policies are therefore crucial in the process of development.
Infant mortality rate is 62 per 1000 for Rural children and 42 per 1000 for the Urban children (NFHS-3,2007)
Common causes of death Diarrhea diseases, Malaria, Measles, Congenital Anomalies, Malnutrition etc.
CMR and IMR in MEDIUM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (Based on HDI Ranking) We have analyzed the IMR and CMR of 86 countries – ranking from 71 st to 155 th rank ( Dominica to Gambia ) with select variables to throw some light on interesting data
There is no association between IMR/CMR and adult literacy level, public expenditure on health, improved sanitation, undernourished population, human development index value, GDP per capita and Population below poverty line.