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Diarrhoea, pneumonia kill one child every two minutes in India

In 2016, almost 261,000 Indian children died before their fifth birthday due to diarrhoea or pneumonia

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In 2016, almost 261,000 Indian children died before their fifth birthday due to diarrhoea or pneumonia, both preventable diseases. This is the highest toll taken anywhere in the world by the two diseases--a fifth of their global burden--according to the 2018 Pneumonia & diarrhoea Progress Report, released on November 12, 2018, which was World Pneumonia Day. This means that about 735 Indian children died everyday of either disease in 2016--one child every two minutes. Globally, pneumonia and diarrhoea cause a quarter of deaths in children under five and fighting them together can ...