It is estimated that by 2030, 80% of all global child deaths will occur in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia.
120 deaths per 1000 live births in 2018, with neonatal mortality rate (NMR) at 36 per 1000 live births and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) at 76 per 1000 livebirths in Nigeria. Compare that to 4, 2.5 and 3.6 death per 1000 live births respectively in the UK.
UNIGME (the UN Interagency Group for Child Mortality Estimation)
‘In 2017, according to the Fragile States Index, 15 countries were considered to be “very high alert” or “high alert” being a fragile state (South Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Ethiopia)’. These 15 countries have the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.
Half of all the under 5 deaths in 2018 globally occured in 5 countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, DRC and Ethiopia (in order of numbers). This is mirrored closely by the NMR in those 5 countries.
20% of global maternal deaths are in Nigeria
Only 3 countries have a worse MMR in the world: Sierra Leone, Central African Republic and Chad
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