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India saw 211 tuberculosis cases per 1,00,000 population in 2016: WHO

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

saw an estimated 211 cases of per 1,00,000 people in 2016, better than neighbouring and which recorded 221 and 361 cases respectively in this category, according to the Health Statistics 2018 released by WHO.

However, and recorded fewer number of (TB) cases per 1,00,000 population than India, it said.

has pledged to eradicate by 2025, five years ahead of the global target set by WHO.

According to the report, TB remains a high-burden disease and "progress in fighting it, although impressive, is still not fast enough to close persistent gaps".

Globally, incidence of TB registered a 19 er cent decline over a 16-year period from 173 new and relapse cases per 1,00, 000 population in the year 2000 to 140 per 1,00,000 population in 2016.

report also stated that maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in was 174 per 1,00,000 births in 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 is to lower MMR for all countries to less than 70 per 1,00,000 births.

As far as deaths due to air pollution was concerned, age-standardised mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution (per 1,00,000 population) in 2016 was 184.3 per cent in India.

Per capita health expenditure in India was around USD 63 in 2015, way lower than (USD 426), while in it was USD 38.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:10 IST