Data
Greatest Burden   

The newborn health challenge faced by India is bigger than that experienced by any other country. As India makes progress in addressing childhood illnesses, reducing newborn deaths remains a critical challenge, making up a growing percentage of child deaths. Today, India accounts for the greatest burden of newborn deaths in the world. An estimated 876,000 newborns die each year in India alone (2011 estimates) – accounting for an estimated 30% of the total global burden of neonatal deaths and and a staggering 53% of under-5 deaths in India.source=http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/node/207
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Staggering   

 
India accounted for a staggering 29 per cent of the global deaths of newborns on their very first day of birth and nearly 40 per cent of neo-natal deaths happening on the first day of birth in India.
The global report states that in 2012, three million babies died within the first 28 days of being born and a million babies died within the first 24 hours of their birth and about half the first-day mortalities among them could be prevented if every mother and baby had access to free and quality health services.
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The expression of genetic disease in India

Nearly 5-15 per cent of newborns are sick due to metabolic diseases.

Indian Scenario

1 in every 1,000 newborns was observed .....

INDIAN CONTEXT

Importance of screening in India,

Frequency of Genetic Disorders

Neonatal thyroid dysfunction-lessons from Indian experience

Burdened by rare diseases

Prevalence of Inborn Errors of Metabolism in Neonates

Newborn Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism in India: Letís Just Do It!

Current and future perspective of newborn screening: an Indian scenario

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