According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one third of the world’s population lacks regular access to essential drugs. This estimate rises to over 40% in low-income countries and over 50% in poorest countries of Asia and Africa, where infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS are the leading cause of death. Yet, most of these diseases can be prevented or treated.
CDMU has compiled some statistics on the situation of India. This is based on our experience of working on a range of children’s issues across India. The task before us is huge and we at CDMU believe that for real change to happen, every member of our society should take responsibility to change the lives of these people permanently.