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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 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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