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Early Neonatal Mortality

Map No. 260

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An early neo-natal death is when a child dies during the first week of his or her life. In 2000 there were 3 million such deaths. Worldwide, 2.3% of children that were born alive died during the following week.

The rate of deaths in the first week of life ranges from 1 in a thousand in Japan, to 1 in 20 in Mauritania.

According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide the three main causes of neo-natal deaths are asphyxia at birth; low birth weight including prematurity; and infections. Access to healthcare can reduce these deaths.

"We must count newborn deaths and make them count, instead of accepting these deaths as inevitable." Francisco Songane, 2006

Territory size shows the proportion of early neo-natal deaths worldwide, that occurred there in 2000. Early neo-natal deaths are those deaths within the first week of life.


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