Definition: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Infant mortality rate map
Better medicine packaging can help lower infant mortality rate
Economic Times - 6/30/2015 11:43:36 AM
LONDON: Improved packaging could significantly increase the usage of key medicines such as ORS in developing countries like India, which can help lower infant mortality rates, according ... annually in the developing world due to inappropriate or no ...
Smart ORS packaging could reduce infant mortality
Times of India - 6/30/2015 9:56:13 AM
Improved packaging of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) could reduce infant mortality rates in developing countries like India ... results in 600,000 deaths annually in the developing world due to inappropriate or no treatment. ORS is a key medicine to combat ...
Rethink Mississippi: These are the Countries with Lower Infant Mortality Rates than Mississippi
Hotty Toddy - 6/23/2015 5:56:58 PM
The 34 member-states of the organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — a collection of the world’s wealthiest countries ... Mississippi — worse than in 75 countries. Black infant mortality rate: 76th By comparison, 6.6 of ...
UNICEF warns of high infant mortality rates despite world progress
eleconomistaamerica.com - 6/23/2015 2:22:13 PM
Southeast Asia showed most reduction in infant mortality rates (75 percent) while Latin America and the Caribbean region was above average, with a 55 percent decline when compared to 1990. "The MDGs helped the world ... Nations member countries, to be ...
Attitude of health workers amid maternal and infant mortality
The Guardian - Nigeria - 6/30/2015 2:39:34 AM
Following that, further reports have revealed facts on why Nigeria has the seventh highest infant mortality rate in the world. Some of the discoveries ... recorded in various health centres across the country in 2009. T his report is corroborated with ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades.
UNICEF Warns of High Infant Mortality Rates Despite World Progress
Latin American Herald Tribune - 6/23/2015 5:14:01 PM
Southeast Asia showed most reduction in infant mortality rates (75 percent) while Latin America and the Caribbean region was above average, with a 55 percent decline when compared to 1990. “The MDGs helped the world realize tremendous progress for ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Researchers at the World Health Organization ... but because it curtailed infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries including Lithuania, Israel and Cuba. American newborns ...
Inside Merck for Mothers’ $500M Initiative to Tackle Maternal Mortality Worldwide
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 6/30/2015 2:10:56 AM
In 2011, it was clear that the world was falling short of its goals for lowering ... Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh – states with some of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the country – to improve their ability to deliver affordable, high-quality ...
Infant Mortality Rate in U.S. Is So High Compared to European Countries Because They Take Better Care of Their Poor
Atlanta Black Star - 1/22/2015 5:29:39 PM
The abysmal infant mortality rate in the United States compared ... between the rates in the U.S. and the European countries were “essentially unchanged.” Join us in our effort to change our world with Empowering Narratives. Share this empowering ...
10 Countries with Highest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/18/2015 8:09:44 AM
There are not many things in the world which could be compared to the joy of having a baby but these 10 Countries with Highest Infant Mortality Rates can hurt, especially if you have a newborn at home. Taking care of your kids is something that every ...
US Ranks Behind 25 Other Countries in Infant Mortality
Live Science - 9/24/2014 2:34:01 AM
The U.S. infant mortality rate is more than double that of some other developed countries, according to a new report. An important contributor to this disparity is the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:18:07 AM
Many other reports have found the exact same thing. There is, however, some striking — and troubling — new research in the report: Our infant mortality rate is nearly double the rate in countries like Japan and Sweden. As to what explains the high ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 6:34:27 PM
The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries ... Despite healthcare spending levels that are significantly higher than any other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized ...