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One Stillbirth Occurs In Every 16 Seconds: UN

One Stillbirth Occurs In Every 16 Seconds: UN

Almost 2 million babies are stillborn every year – or 1 every 16 seconds – according to the first ever joint stillbirth estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group and the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The vast majority of stillbirths, 84 per cent, occur in low-and lower-middle-income countries, according to the new report, A Neglected Tragedy: The Global Burden of Stillbirths.

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