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Excess Under-5 Girl Child Mortality Rates in India

Callister, Lynn Clark, PhD, RN, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November/December 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 6 - p 351
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000476
ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing

There is concern about gender bias in deaths of young children, with evidence that excess girl child mortality continues to be prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, most commonly in China and India. Our global health nursing expert, Dr. Callister, gives an update on this complex and multilayered problem and what can be done to improve health of girls under 5 years old in developing countries.

Lynn Clark Callister is a Professor Emerita, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Callister can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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