World Bank Calls for Focus on India’s Tribal Children

Addressing child mortality among India’s adivasis or tribal people can boost the country’s overall efforts to reduce the number of child deaths, especially in states with high concentrations of adivasis, the World Bank says. The bank analyzed data from India’s National Family and Health Survey 2005.

The World Bank also suggests a shift of attention from infant or under-5 mortality to factors driving differences between mortality rates of adivasis children and other Indian children aged between 1 and 5.

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