10 Jan India shares 21 percent of global diseases: WHO
Posted at 14:11h in News
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) India needs to dramatically improve its health situation to sustain growth as it shares 21 percent of the global disease burden, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said Friday.
Speaking at a seminar on ‘Public Heath: Engaging the diaspora’ on the first day of Pravasi Bharti Diwas function here, Nata Menabde, the WHO representative in India, said no country had succeeded without solving basic health problems.
According to Menabde, India has 17 percent of the world’s population but its total share of global disease burden is 21 percent.