India has averted a million child deaths since 2005


Times of Malta reports:
India has avoided the deaths of about one million children under the age of five since 2005, largely due to a decrease in cases of preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus and measles, a study found. The study took a novel approach carrying out "verbal autopsies" as census staff knocked on more than 1.3 million doors to speak to households about infant mortality, in a country where many deaths occur at home and without medical attention.
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