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April 6, 2020

World Health Day 2020: How Air Pollution, Overuse of Antibiotics Continue to Pose Deadly Threat to India’s Health

As the World Health Day approaches, TWC India reports on two health challenges for Indians.
Mrigakshi Dixit

This year, the World Health Day arrives at a critical juncture, as the world is collectively battling with a global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. The theme set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for this year’s event is ‘support nurses and midwives’—two occupation roles that continue to be at the very core of healthcare systems around the world.

While health issues can be eliminated by curbing pollution, improving air quality can also result in extending the lifespans of people living in the most polluted parts of the country. Air pollution has reduced the life expectancy of Indians by up to four years. However, by taking serious steps towards maintaining the air quality as per the WHO guidelines, an average Delhi resident can increase his/her life expectancy by up to 10.2 years, states a study conducted by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.

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