Infant Protection Day 2022: Infant Protection Day is observed annually on 7th November. This day is celebrated to spread awareness about the measures to be taken to save their lives and provide proper protection, treatment, and care. According to data, in 2019, 2.4 million children died in the first month of their lives.
Infant Protection Day 2022: Theme
Theme of the Infant protection day is not declared yet, we will update once it is announced.
Rate of Infant mortality in India
India showed little progress to contain the infant mortality rate compare to the previous year but there is a lot of work to do. The infant mortality rate in India in 2022 is approximately 27.7deaths per 1000 live births, according to Macrotrends. This data shows that there is a 3.74 percent decline as compared to the previous year, which was 28.771 deaths per 1000 live births. The mission also helped to raise a cadre of health workers known as ASHA workers, who work as the front-line staff of the task.
Measures Taken by the Government of India
The government has time and again taken several important measures to prevent infant mortality. Under-five mortality to as low as 25 per 1000 live births by 2025. As per the government data in 2021 states like Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are the best-performing states.
Causes of Infant Mortality in India
The major causes of infant mortality in India as per the SRS reports (2010-13) are: Prematurity & low birth weight (35.9%), Pneumonia (16.9%), Birth asphyxia & birth trauma (9.9%), Other non-communicable diseases (7.9%), Diarrhoeal diseases (6.7%), Ill-defined or cause unknown (4.6%), Congenital anomalies (4.6%), Acute bacterial sepsis and severe infections (4.2%), Injuries (2.1%), Fever of unknown origin (1.7%), and all other remaining causes (5.4%).
Here is a list of causes of mortality rate in India
- Widespread Illiteracy and Poverty
- Premature birth and low birth weight
- Poor implementation of govt. schemes
- Birth Asphyxia and Birth Trauma
- Non-acceptance of girl child in society is also a dark cause of infant mortality
- Resistance to Vaccination
- Lack of Adequate Public Health Infrastructure
Infant Protection Day 2022: Significance
Infant Protection Day 2022 day is celebrated to raise concerns about infant mortality and create awareness to combat it. The government has announced an effective measure to prevent infant mortality by implementing it. Infants are tomorrow’s citizens, and it is necessary to protect them as they are the future of the world. This day is celebrated to spread awareness about the measures to be taken to save their lives and provide proper protection, treatment, and care. India showed little progress to contain the infant mortality rate compare to the previous year but there is a lot of work to do. The infant mortality rate in India in 2022 is approximately 27.7deaths per 1000 live births, according to Macrotrends.
FAQs: Infant Protection Day 2022
Q.1 When is Infant Protection Day 2022 observed?
Ans. Infant Protection Day 2022 is observed on 7th November.
Q.2 What is the theme of Infant Protection Day 2022?
Ans. The theme of Infant Protection Day 2022 is not declared yet.
|Current Affairs April 2022|