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02 September 2011

Newborns struggle to survive

Fewer newborn babies are dying worldwide, but progress is too slow and Africa is being left behind, said a global study led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Fewer newborn babies are dying worldwide, but progress is too slow and Africa is being left behind, said a global study led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to the findings, from 1990 to 2009 newborn deaths decreased overall from 4.6 to 3.3 million, but began falling slightly faster from 2000 to 2009.

 
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