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HOW YOU COULD HELP THE HARMONY MEDICAL TRUST ACHIEVE ITS NOBLE ONEROUS AIMS?

Help a child !  You have enough reasons to do so, some of them are  …

 

  • 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