Factors Determine the Infant Mortality in Punjab (Pakistan)

University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

Abstract: Infant and child mortality is the best indicator to examine the health status of the children in a society. It is also an important index to evaluate the socio-economic development. High level of infant and child mortality means poor government policies for improving the nation’s health and discourages the socio-economic development. This indicates the poor health status of its nation and becomes a big challenge for demographers, policy makers and politicians to introduce such a program to reduce the health problems particularly in the field of infant mortality and morbidity. The unhealthy facilities in Pakistan by the public sector and private sector have adverse effects on the quality of life. This has not only affected the health of a population but also on their productivity and contribution in economic growth. So not only diseases but Cultural factors are also an important indicator to define the health status of a population.

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