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Newborn Deaths and Global Child Deaths – WHO Estimates

Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 2:28 pm Press Release: UN World Health Organization 31 August, 2011 — Fewer newborns are dying worldwide, but progress is too slow and Africa particularly is being left further behind. These are the findings of a new study published in the medical journal PLoS Medicine today. The study covering 20 years and all 193 WHO Member States was led by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), Save the Children and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The estimates are based on more data than ever and extensive consultations with countries. The study shows detailed trends over time and forecasts potential future progress. Newborn deaths…