Basic Statistics 

From the WHO, 2012

Population 1.24 billion

Life Expectancy 66

Regional Average: 67

Under 5 Mortality 56/1000 live births

Regional Average: 50/1000 live births

Maternal Mortality Ratio 190 deaths/100,000 live births 

Regional Average: 190 deaths/100,000 live births

HIV prevalence 169/100,000 individuals 

Regional Average: 185/100,000 individuals

Physicians per Capita 7.0/10,000

Nurses per Capita 17.1/10,000 

Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 67% 

Regional Average: 67%

Out of Pocket Expenditure (% of Total Health Expenditure) 57.6% 

Global Average: 17.8%

Government Expenditure (% of Total Health Expenditure) 33.1% 

Global Average: 59.7%

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+ Burden of Disease

Diseases contributing most to Years of Life Lost, 1990 and 2010 figures (from Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation)

Red=communicable neonatal/maternal/nutritional causes, blue=noncommunicable disease, green=injuries

To learn more about India's burden of disease, check out the following sources:

IHME's Global Burden of Disease country profile

India's Report on Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (including commitments to reduce maternal mortality, child mortality, HIV, TB and malaria)

Nigeria's progress on Non-Communicable Disease (including trauma, hypertension, COPD, diabetes, and cancer)

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Health System Research India Initiative

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Public Health Foundation of India

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