stillbirths

News in Brief 8 October 2020

  • Pandemic could worsen 'devastating tragedy' of stillbirth: UN report
  • Mediterranean rescuers should be applauded, not criminalized: Rights expert
  • Food price index hits 'multi-months high': FAO
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Stillbirths: An unnecessary, unspeakable tragedy – UN report

A stillborn baby is delivered every 16 seconds, which translates into nearly two million infants over the course of a year that never took their first breath, according to a new UN report published on Thursday. 

“Making Every Baby Count” to prevent infant and maternal deaths

Every year, 2.7 million babies die within the first month of life and roughly the same number are stillborn, according to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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