MMR Current Affairs - 2020

United Nations Development Programme releases Gender Social Norms Index

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently released the Gender Social Norms Index. It measures the social beliefs that obstruct Gender Equality. Key Findings of the Report The report consists of data collected from more than 75 countries covering 80% of world population. According to the report, half of the world population believe that men Read More…

Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan launched

SUMAN scheme – Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan scheme was launched by the Union Minister Dr Harsha Vardhan at the conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare. The scheme provides free medicines for pregnant women. It focuses to bring down the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the country. Key features Read More…

Key Cabinet decisions on NHM

On October 9, 2019, the cabinet appraised decisions under Empowered Program Committee (EPC), Mission Steering Group (MSG) and National Health Mission. The press release statements of the cabinet are as follows Key achievements MMR (Maternal Mortality Rate), U5MR (Under 5 Mortality Rate) and IMR (Infant Mortality Rate) has declined since the launch of NHM. India Read More…

India’s Current Maternal Mortality Ratio is 130: Key Facts

The registrar general of India has released new data showing significant decline in maternal mortality ratio of the country. The relevant facts and data are as follows: Maternal Mortality and MMR According to WHO, Maternal Mortality is death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration Read More…