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Surviving the first day of life

Every year three million babies die within the first month of life, with one million dying on the day they are born.Most babies die from preventable causes such as infections.  Every day, 800 women die during pregnancy or childbirth.These statistics, released this week, are published in the 14th annual State of the World’s Mothers report by the organisation Save the Children. This FlagPost will show that the new born baby is still the most vulnerable and at risk of dying in both the developing and industrialised nations.To determine in which country a baby is most likely to survive, Save the Children have caculated their first ever “Birth Day Risk Index” to identify the safest and most dang... Read more...

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