National Health Profile 2016

The biggest challenge for India is the dual fight of containing a 'developing' country's health concerns while a flare-up of 'developed' world disorders are its doorstep. On one hald India is combating basic health concerns such as malnutrition, low immunization rates, hygiene, sanitation and infectious diseases. On the other hand, environmental pollution and lifestyle choices such as alcohol consumption, smoking and high fat diet are set to increase the incidence reates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and cancer to almost epidemic levels.

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