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India ranks low in WHO report on child health 

New Delhi: India has been placed among the countries which are “slow progressors’’ in terms of improvements in mother and child health in a new who global report which says that, gobally, one woman dies every minute due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth. 
The ‘World health report 2005 -make every mother and child count’, which had a gloal launch here, says that 10.6 million children die in a year before their fifth birthday globally, while about 530,000 women die during pregnancy or childbirth. “More than 50 per cent of all child deaths occur in just six countries - India, Pakistan, China, Congo, Ethiopia, and Nigeria,’’ it says. 
Later, addressing a joint press conference with several other officials, who’s deputy regional director Poonam Khetrapal Singh said India was among 51 countries which had shown slow progress in maternal and child health. 
“Maternal and child health is a problem in India. The social establishment is such that wives and mothers do not have adequate access to healthcare,’’ she said. PTI 

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