Attaining the Millennium Development Goals. Interventions to reduce infant and maternal mortality. Prasanna Hota Secretary Department of Family Welfare. Goal 4: Infant and Child Mortality. 2/3 rd reduction in child mortality between 1990 and 2015.
Interventions to reduce infant and maternal mortality
Department of Family Welfare
2/3rd reduction in child mortality between 1990 and 2015
In India this implies reducing IMR to 27 per 1000 live births and Under 5 mortality to 32 per 1000 live births by 2015.
We need a road map to tell us how we should get there.
Some of these concerns could be addressed through technical solutions such as e-services and through improving monitoring and evaluation.
Identify a target to focus on – say, IMR;
Let us sit with our medical, public health, infrastructure, economic, planning specialists and public officials to develop a proposal to attack IMR in a specified high IMR area in India;
We then sit with financial experts, chartered and cost accountants and fully cost this intervention;
We set in place the necessary personnel, M&E, and other inputs prior to initiating the IMR intervention;
Implement this intervention and study the results.