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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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Indian Scenario   

 Our annual birth rateis 21.76/1000 population. Out of the approximately 25 million new births in India, there are an estimated 1.6 Million babies born with birth defects  including  about 620,000 with geneticdisorders.With no mandatory  newborn screening at national/governmen tlevels, the country wide burden of genetic disorder sespecially the congenital conditions is huge and still unknown28

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The expression of genetic disease in India

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

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

INDIAN CONTEXT

Importance of screening in India,

Frequency of Genetic Disorders

Staggering

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: Let’s Just Do It!

Current and future perspective of newborn screening: an Indian scenario

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