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Even though's UP's rate has improved, other states have improved.
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That safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) prevent diseases is not unknown, yet it receives underwhelming attention. India ranks among countries with the highest rates of diseases and death among mothers and children.
Recent data shows that levels of immunisations are stagnating or decreasing across many Indian states. Even in states that often do well in standard socioeconomic indicators such as Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Punjab, there is a decline in immunization coverage in comparison to previous years. We need to find out urgently why?