Indian healthcare

North of India, April-May 2017.

India’s population is 17% of the world population and has 20% of the international rate of illnesses, 20% of maternal mortality and 25% of mortality in children under five.

Between 1990 and 2015 according to the report of Health Effect Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the country has registered an increase of almost 50% of deaths connected to pollution.

A public-health emergency was declared by doctors in Delhi as air quality in the world’s most polluted capital city plunged to levels likened to smoking at least 50 cigarettes in a day.