Africa Has Highest Rates of First-Day Deaths


More than one million babies die the day they are born and the countries with the highest rates of these deaths are in Africa, according to Save the Children's annual report on the state of the world's mothers. Much of the world celebrates Mother's Day this Sunday, on May 12.

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A mother and her newborn child at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. (File photo)

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