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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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Neonatal thyroid dysfunction-lessons from Indian experience   

Worldwide the prevalence of congenital hypothyroidism approximates to 1:3500-1:4000 live births. The exact incidence of congenital hypothyroidism in India is not known. A screening of 36,000 newborns in Chennai as part of a study conducted by Indian council for medical research has revealed that 1.6 in every thousand births had congenital hypothyroidism that results in stunted growth and low intelligence quotient. Newborn screening conducted in 18,300 neonates in Andhra Pradesh reported a prevalence of 1 in 1,700 live births. In another study from North India, revealed a prevalence of 1 in 3,400.

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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

Staggering

Burdened by rare diseases

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