Poverty And Child Mortality In Pakistan

Technical Paper Series 06
Publication Year : 2001

Death Is Inevitable, Everyone Who Is Born Alive, Has To Die Sooner Or Later. In The Developed World, People Are Largely Successful In Postponing Death. On The Other Hand In The Developing World Although There Has Been A Substantive Decline In The Overall Mortality Rate During The Last Four Or Five Decades, Yet Infant And Child Mortality Remain Quite High. In Pakistan, Every Eleventh Child Who Is Born Alive Dies Before Reaching One Year Of Age. The Mortality Rate Of Children Under 5 Years Is 111 Per 1000 Live Births [Cleland, Hakim And Farooqui (1998)].

MIMAP Technical Paper-06