India leads world in pollution-linked deaths with about 2.3 million in 2017: GAHP Report

  • According to the new report, “2019 Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis”released by Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP)India leads the world with about 3 million (23,26,771 deaths) in 2017 in terms of premature deaths due to pollution.India is followed by China (18,65,566 deaths) & Nigeria (2,79,318 deaths). The United States (US), the world’s third most populous country with 325 million people, stood at 7th position (1,96,930 deaths).
  • Pollution death per 1 lakh population:In terms of total untimely deaths per 1 lakh population due to pollution, Chad ranks 1st with 287 deaths, followed by Central African Republic (251) & North Korea (202) .while India ranks 10th  in this list with (174).

About Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP): It is the 1st international alliance formed in 2012 by the World Bank (WB), the European Commission, UN(United Nations) Environment, the Ministries of Environment and Health of more than 25 low- and middle-income countries, and the nonprofit Pure Earth and other agencies to address pollution and health at scale.

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