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What Everyone Should Know About Burn Injuries in India

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BURN INJURIES in India Less than one-fifth of the world's population lives in India... -17% ..but India bears nearly HALF the global burden of burn injuries. TTTTI D<46% 11,0 0 0,0 00 BURNS... PEOPLE ARE SEVERELY ...THAT AREN'T TREATED... BURNED AROUND THE WORLD EACH YEAR ...LEAD TO DISABILITIES. G 95% of these occur in developing countries like India. Burns are India's 15th leading cause of death. WOMEN IN INDIA LOSE MORE PRODUCTIVE YEARS (DALYS) FROM BURN INJURIES THAN FROM HIV/AIDS AND MALARIA COMBINED. 5,237,250 2,753,930 1,098,090 Burns DALYS HIV/AIDS DALYS Malaria DALYS (2010) (2010) (2010) Statistics derived by ReSurge from: 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; World Health Organization ReSurge International helps burn survivors by providing reconstructive surgery to repair burn scar disabilities and by building surgical capacity in developing countries. ReSurge resurge.org/burns INTERNATIONAL

What Everyone Should Know About Burn Injuries in India

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Severe burns remain a neglected health crisis in developing countries like India, particularly among poor women and children who use open flames for cooking and lighting and don't have access to medic...

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