India saw an estimated 211 cases of tuberculosis per 1,00,000 people in 2016, better than neighbouring Bangladesh and Myanmar which recorded 221 and 361 cases respectively in this category, according to the World Health Statistics 2018 released 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.
The WHO report also stated that maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in India 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.
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