Children Mortality in Iran: Moving Ahead with the Sustainable Development Goals

Authors

1 PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.

3 PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.

4 PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran.

Abstract

A secular milestone is approached by the world in line of reaching Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). After December 2015, a new of flexible and global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set, replace MDGs by SDGs. Infant mortality rate (IMR) is a pivotal indicator of development in a given country that embedded in Millennium Development Goal (MDG).  After that in manner of strong clinical reasons, IMR has been replaced by the neonatal mortality rate (NMR); here, we were interested to write a concise chronological fantastic story about what had happened on IMR’s life span in Iran.

Keywords