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Dr. Arefin Amal Islam, Deputy Director, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children Bangladesh
Newborn is probably a complicated time for a baby and its parents. Lack of knowledge in caring for newborns properly may be an important factor behind the largest share of child death in Bangladesh by newborn which is during the first 28 days of life.
By Pragya Vats, Campaign Manager Save the Children India
With 309,000 children die on the day they are born in India every year, India has the dubious distinction of recording the most first-day deaths of children. It accounts for 29% of all the first-day deaths globally, the highest for any country, according to the latest ‘State of the World’s Mothers’.
The world has made unprecedented progress in reducing maternal and child deaths, but not enough when for the most vulnerable of all – newborns (0-28 days old).
By Michael Foley, Director of Health and Nutrition for Save the Children Bangladesh
By Michael McGrath, Country Director, Bangladesh Save the Children
It is simple math – Stronger mothers mean stronger children.
When a mother is physically well-developed, well-nourished and has a supportive social structure around her, she is more likely to be educated, marry later, be financially stable and make healthier choices for her children.
The result? Children who are more likely to go to school, have better learning outcomes, eat more nutritious food and contribute more effectively to their country’s economy when they grow up.
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