WHO says nearly 7400 newborns die in Southeast Asia everyday

WHO says nearly 7400 newborns die in Southeast Asia everyday

WHO says nearly 7400 newborns die in Southeast Asia everyday

Written by Staff Writer

15 Dec, 2015 | 3:52 pm

Nearly 7,400 newborns die every day in the WHO Southeast Asia Region causing untold misery to mothers and families.

According to the World Health Organisation two-thirds of these deaths can be prevented by adopting proven and cost-effective measures

The World Health Organisation made the announcement seeking focussed efforts by governments and partners to prevent newborn deaths with a sense of urgency.

The WHO South East Asia Region has eleven member countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, South Korea, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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