WASH in Healthcare Facilities: Raichur

Raichur, located in the north-eastern part of Karnataka comprises of five talukas/blocks. It has a population of 1.9 million out of which 25 per cent live in urban areas. In 2008, Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) and Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR) of Raichur was 255 per 100,000 live births and 71 per 1,000 live births respectively4. The state figures show that the MMR, IMR and the Neonatal Mortality are lower than the national average.