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About the cause: Healthcare
- Indian Healthcare market is estimated to grow three-fold to USD 133.44 trillion by 2022.
- MT sector is experiencing a growth of 22-25% and has reached approximately USD 6 billion in 2018.
- The government spending on healthcare has increased to 1.4 % of GDP in 2018.
- India successfully signed 23 healthcare deals worth USD 679 million in the first half of 2018.
- Studies on awareness are many and diverse, but lacunae in awareness appear to cut across the lifespan in our country. Adequate knowledge regarding breastfeeding practice was found in only one-third of the antenatal mothers in two studies.
- we must strive to raise awareness in those whom we work with and must encourage the younger generation to believe in the power of education for behavior change.
- There are more than 100 types of cancers; almost any part of the body can be affected.
- The five most frequent cancers (ranking defined by the total number of cases) in India between men and women are breast, cervical, oral cavity, lung, and colorectal. These top five account for 47.2 per cent of all cancers.
- Cancer is the second most common cause of death in India.
- Use of tobacco products (eg smoking cigarettes) is the single most preventable cause of death worldwide. As many as 2,500 persons die every day due to tobacco-related diseases in India.
- More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. Rural women are at higher risk of developing cervical cancer as compared to their urban counterparts.
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in India and accounts for about a quarter of all cancers in women in Indian cities.
- The Government of India estimates that about 2.40 million Indians are living with HIV (1.93 ‐3.04 million) with an adult prevalence of 0.31% (2009). Children (<15 yrs) account for 3.5% of all infections, while 83% are the in age group 15-49 years. Of all HIV infections, 39% (930,000) are among women.
- All the high prevalence states show a clear declining trend in adult HIV prevalence. HIV has declined notably in Tamil Nadu to reach 0.33% in 2009 down from 0.58% in 2007.
- Unsafe Sex and Low Condom Use: In India, sexual transmission is responsible for 87.4 percent of reported HIV cases and HIV prevalence is high among sex workers (both male and female) and their clients.
- As per recent data of HSS 2010-11, Chattisgarh (15 %), Nagaland (13.58%) and Maharashtra (13%) have the highest HIV prevalence among MSM. Poor knowledge of HIV has been found in groups of MSM.
- Injecting drugs with contaminated injecting equipment is the main risk factor for HIV infection.
- Shortly after reporting the first AIDS case in 1986, the Government of India established a National AIDS Control Program (NACP) which has now become the Department of AIDS under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
- Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection.
- The virus responsible for causing dengue, is called dengue virus (DENV). There are four DENV serotypes, meaning that it is possible to be infected four times.
- There is no specific treatment for dengue/severe dengue. Early detection of disease progression associated with severe dengue, and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates of severe dengue to below 1%.
- Dengue prevention and control depends on effective vector control measures. Sustained community involvement can improve vector control efforts substantially.
- 1 in every 13 patients suffering from dengue consult a doctor. Mortality rate of in Dengue fever cases is 1-2%, mortality rate in dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is 10% and mortality rate in dengue shock syndrome is 12-44% as per various studies.