Some scary facts to put that in perspective: The mortality rate in India for children under five years of age is 69 per 1,000 births, and 410,000 of them die of pneumonia alone each year. Then there is diarrhoea, which claims around 400,000 children typically under the age of five each year. In other words, just these two diseases claim 2,220 children a day.
Source: Business Today,August 22, 2010
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