India continues to suffer from high child mortality rate due
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Each year diarrhoea kills around 5,25,000 children under five around the world. According to WHO, it is the second leading cause of death in children under the age bracket. For most children in India, malnourishment, septic bacterial infections caused by water contaminated with human or animal faeces and poor personal hygiene account for an increasing proportion of diarrhoea-associated deaths.

Sadly, our country continues to contribute the most child deaths due to diarrhoeal disease globally – over 1 lakh in 2015 alone – says a new Global Burden of Disease study by Lancet. Also, India and Nigeria combined accounted for nearly 42 per cent of child deaths globally in 2015. The new report published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal also found that it is the fourth leading cause of death for children.

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