India has gained impressive improvement in child survival over the last few decades. The mortality rates have been reduced to half in a last forty years.
Immunisation is the most effective method to prevent and avoid sickness and an effective immunisation can help reduce the disease burden.
Maharashtra has seen the highest number of swine flu cases in the year 2015 but the number declined to 80 in 2016. As few as 80 cases of swine flu and 25 deaths were reported till October 2016.
Though, India tops the list with maximum number of anaemic women and children in the world. Nine states are the worst sufferers.
As per ICMR data, every year there are 11 lakh new cancer cases in India and five lakh cancer deaths. Most of the deaths happen due to dearth of doctors, poor treatment and lack of diagnostic devices.
There were 6.3 million Tuberculosis cases reported in 2014 worldwide, out of which 25% of the cases are from India and the disease is strengthening its grip in India.