Data
INDIAN CONTEXT   

Out of every 100 babies born in this country annually, 6 to 7 have a birth defect. In Indian context, this would translate to 1.7 million birth defects annually and would account for 9.6 per cent of all newborn deaths.With a large birth cohort of almost 26 million per year, India would account for the largest share of birth defects in the world. This would translate to an estimated 1.7 million babies born with birth effects annually. 

Birth defects account for 9.6% of all new-born deaths and 4% of under five mortality. Development delays affect at least 10% children 

Source1. Child health Screening NRHM.2013
 
 
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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.
Note.This information complied from the website mentioned above  
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