1M Child Deaths Averted In India Since 2005 Due To Decrease In Preventable Diseases, ‘Verbal Autopsies’ Show
Thomson Reuters Foundation: “Verbal autopsies” show India has averted a million child deaths since 2005
“India has avoided the deaths of about one million children under the age of five since 2005, largely due to a decrease in cases of preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus, and measles, a study published on Tuesday found. … The research published in The Lancet, a medical journal, is part of a wider Million Death Study taking place across India and is one of the largest studies of premature deaths in the world…” (Suliman, 9/19).
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