Save the Children has revealed that birth of dead children or the children that die on the first day of their birth has the highest rate in Pakistan than any other country of the world.
According to the report 40.7 babies are born dead or die within 24 hours of their birth in Pakistan per 1000 babies. In contrast the mortality rate in children less than five years old has improved in Pakistan over the past 20 years. In 1990, 138 children used to die in every 1000 children but in 2012 this number dropped to 86 and it is persisting there.
42 newborns in Pakistan in every 1000 die before they get 1 month old. Pakistan tops the list and top 10 in the list are as follows.
Number of Newborn Deaths / 1000
According to Save the Children, experts claim that during pregnancy and labor, infections and medical complications occur due to which most of these deaths of newborns occur. In order to avoid these complications, pregnant women must have access to doctor or expert midwife. In Pakistan and other countries in top 10, unfortunately due to lack of resources, doctors and experienced midwives are not accessible to majority of the people.
China and Egypt have advanced successfully during 1990 and 2012 towards the remission of this problem and have reduced the death of newborns up to 60%.