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
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 ...
Infant Mortality Rate Down But More Work Needed, Says Health Department
Memphis Flyer - 5/22/2015 2:07:05 AM
In 2005, when a series of Commercial Appeal articles was published, the infant mortality rate (IMR) for Shelby County was 14.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. The county was ranked third-highest in the country and ... Agency's 2014 World Fact Book data.
Taxes on goods and services 'linked with increased infant mortality'
Medical Xpress - 5/18/2015 10:47:13 AM
A new study published in The Lancet suggests that taxes on goods and services could potentially increase infant ... rate of infant mortality at around one death per 2,000 live births. The report's publication coincides with the convening of the World ...
World Health Organization Falsely Claims Legalizing Abortions Reduces Maternal Mortality
Life News - 5/21/2015 8:20:30 AM
this issue “remains an unfinished agenda and one of the world’s most critical challenges.” Unfortunately, however, WHO states in its report that “treaty monitoring bodies have … linked elevated rates of maternal mortality to … restrictive ...
Haryana prepares action plan to reduce Infant Mortality Rate in state
Economic Times - 5/19/2015 10:17:24 AM
CHANDIGARH: Expressing concern over Haryana's Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), the state government today said ... In addition, various experts from Government of India, World Health Organisation, US agency for International Development (USAID), non ...
Rockwood students aim to fight hunger in Third World countries
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/19/2015 10:53:12 AM
Because of system struggles, countries like Kenya are considered Third World countries. In Kenya, the infant mortality rate is 41/1,000. Infant mortality rate is how many babies out of 1,000 are born healthy but die before they reach the age of 1.
Indonesia and World Bank Group to join forces to reduce child stunting and maternal mortality
The World Bank - 5/21/2015 9:13:35 PM
Jakarta, May 21 2015 – In an effort to fight two major health issues – childhood stunting and women dying during childbirth --Indonesia and the World Bank Group ... On the country’s high rates of maternal mortality, Kim said: “Indonesia has been ...
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.
MDH releases plan to cut infant mortality rates, tackle disparities
Insight News - 5/21/2015 3:15:41 PM
Infant mortality is defined as the death of an infant before age 1. However, Minnesota's rate is still about twice as high as some other industrialized countries such as Japan's rate of 2.3 per 1,000 and Sweden's rate of 2.5 per 1,000. In addition ...
World Health Statistics reports on global health goals for 194 countries
WHO - 5/14/2015 2:59:31 AM
This rate of decrease won’t be enough to achieve the targeted reduction of 75% by the end of this year. The maternal mortality ratio has fallen in every region. However, 13 countries with some of the world’s highest rates have made little progress in ...
Robust blood bank system’ll reduce maternal mortality
Vanguard - 5/20/2015 6:37:18 PM
In fact, statistics ... countries like Nigeria. Statistics available also showed that Nigeria accounts for a disproportionate 10 percent of global maternal deaths and has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developing world – accounting ...
Child mortality report questioned
New Zealand Herald - 5/22/2015 1:09:49 AM
"The best countries to have a baby are Norway, Finland and Iceland but their health care models are not fundamentally different than yours. You should be in the top 10," she said. She said the report noted the higher infant mortality rates of Maori and ...
Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report, Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality launch at 68th World Health Assembly
UNICEF - 5/20/2015 1:26:30 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland, 19 May 2015 — Since the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) was endorsed at the World Health Assembly one year ago, 15 of the 18 countries with some ... that are associated with high rates of maternal mortality. Both the ENAP and ...
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 ...
Tackling infant mortality in Malawi with mHealth
blogs.biomedcentral.com - 5/21/2015 10:22:11 AM
Action Meningitis launched in October 2012 and aims to tackle Malawi’s high infant mortality rate by introducing triage into primary ... Meningitis Research Foundation’s vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. Their expertise has ...