Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund. Girls who are married young are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence, sexual abuse & HIV.
India is facing an acute shortage of blood. India being ranked as the top ten countries in global blood collection, still the availability is short of requirement
Infant mortality rate (IMR) refers to deaths of young children, typically those less than one year of age. It is measured by the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births.
India is home to the largest number of under-five child deaths in the world. The biggest killers are diseases which are preventable if children are timely vaccinated.
NCRB has started collecting data on female foeticide since 2014. A total of 50 cases were reported under female foeticide in 2014.
Five Indian states have half the number of medical colleges of the country.Karnataka tops the list with 53 colleges and 7,795 MBBS seats closely followed by Maharashtra.