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UNICEF: CAR Leads 8 African Countries Most Risky For Newborns

UNICEF: CAR Leads 8 African Countries Most Risky For Newborns

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Eight out of the 10 most dangerous places to newborns are in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report by UNICEF. The Central African Republic, Somalia, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, and Chad are the eight most dangerous African countries where pregnant women are much less likely to receive assistance during delivery due to poverty, conflict and weak institutions, the report said. Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, according to the new report on newborn mortality released on Tuesday. The report put the Central African Republic as the second riskiest country to babies in the world after Pakistan and the most dangerous place to newborns in Africa. Newborns in Pakistan, the Central Afric