In 2012, an estimated 2.9 million babies died in the newborn period (during the first 28 days of life).1 Approximately three-quarters of these deaths occurred within the first week and one third on the day of birth. An additional 1.2 million babies died during labour (intrapartum stillbirths).2 Most of these deaths are preventable, however there are many missed opportunities to save lives and prevent disability. [Read More]
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