Who: the reduction of neonatal mortality

The global infant mortality rate is reduced, however, in developing countries such as India, the level of such deaths is still disproportionately high, to such conclusions came the who study.

The infant mortality decreased from 4.6 million in 1990 to 3.3 million in 2009. However, 99% of all cases of neonatal deaths occur in developing countries, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and China. In India alone in the year 900 000 deaths of children, which is 28 percent of the global total. In Africa there is a slow decline of mortality in the amount of one percent per year.

Unfortunately, to date, the survival of the child depends on the country in which he was born. Millions of children die for no particular reason, although developed countries can offer cost-effective and efficient methods of preventing the deaths of babies.

The infant mortality accounts for 41 percent of all deaths of children under five years, in 1990 this figure was equal to 37.

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