Mumbai: One child below the age of five dies in India every four minutes. Most of these deaths occur due to preventable illnesses like pneumonia.
The International Access Vaccine Centre blames India for not introducing the latest vaccines. But can that alone save nearly four lakh children's lives every year?
According to the latest report by the centre based at Johns Hopkins University, as many as 3.71 lakh Indian children die every year due to pneumonia.
It finds every fourth child, who dies of pneumonia world-wide, is an Indian. The figure is worse than sub Saharan Africa, Pakistan, and even Afghanistan....more
09:16 AM, Nov 15, 2011