February 25, 2014
One million babies a year die within 24-hours of their birth, a charity has warned.
Save the Children said premature birth and complications during childbirth, such as prolonged labour, pre-eclampsia and infection, were causing high mortality rates.
But the children’s charity said more than half of these deaths could be prevented if every woman and baby had access to expert health care workers.
It said that it is “criminal” that that so many of the deaths could be averted.