What a shame that when man can do anything from creating a new life from stem cells and exploring the outer reaches of the Universe…. new lives being born right here on this planet dont get a chance to live beyond a day!! TWO MILLION babies die every year on their first day!!
Some two million babies born every year in the developing world die on the first day of their lives, the Save the Children charity has said.
A report by the charity says most die from preventable causes, such as infections, a difficult birth or low birth weight.
It says many of the lives could be saved by simple, cheap techniques.
The charity also found it is safest to be a mother in Scandinavian countries – and most dangerous in African ones.
The findings recommend increased investment to give young women better education and nutrition, and advocates encouraging skilled attendants to help at births.
The report includes the annual Save the Children rankings on how safe it is to be a mother around the world.
Factors such as maternal mortality, the percentage of women using modern contraception and adult female literacy rates are combined to make up the index.
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