- Every year nearly 40% of all under-five child deaths are among newborn infants, babies in their first 28 days of life or the neonatal period.
- Three quarters of all newborn deaths occur in the first week of life.
- In developing countries nearly half of all mothers and newborns do not receive skilled care during and immediately after birth.
- Up to two thirds of newborn deaths can be prevented if known, effective health measures are provided at birth and during the first week of life.
The vast majority of newborn deaths take place in developing countries where access to health care is low. Most of these newborns die at home, without skilled care that could greatly increase their chances for survival. Baca lebih lanjut