Monday, September 5, 2011

Newborn deaths disproportionately high in developing countries

The World Health Organization released a report that noted death rates for infants under a month old decreased from 4.6 million in 1990 to 3.3 million in 2009. Developing nations were still reporting a disproportionate high number of child deaths, with 99% of all newborn deaths occurring in those areas. Countries such as India, Nigeria, Pakistan, China and the Democratic Republic of Congo accounted for half of the numbers. Newborn deaths now account for 41% of all child deaths before the age of five, up from 37% in 1990.

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