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Children constitute over one-third of India’s population of 1.21 billion people, which meansIndia is home to 400 million children.
An estimated 11.6 lakh children die every year within one year of their birth due to lack of immunisation. (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India)
Vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) are still responsible for over 5 lakh deaths annually in India.
As per Coverage Evaluation Survey (CES-2009), 61% of children aged 12-23 months in the country are Fully Immunized with all vaccines. Nearly 8% children in the same age group did not receive a single vaccine in 2009.
In India 22% babies are born with low birth weight (National Family Health Survey III - NFHS)
According to a report published recently, India has the highest number of deaths due to premature births, and ranks 36th in the list of pre-term births globally. The ranking included 199 countries.
Of the 27 million babies born in India annually (2010 figure), 3.6 million are born prematurely, of which 303,600 don't survive due to complications.
Nearly half of all child mortality is due to pre-term births, a new report by Save the Children, titled ‘Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Pre-term Birth' has revealed. The deaths due to pre-term births are second only to pneumonia, it notes.
75% of deaths of premature babies could be prevented with feasible, cost-effective care