At the heart of the problem is the fact that millions of women lack access to a physician or healthcare facility.
More than one million babies a year die the day they are born.
"If we really want to drive down child mortality overall, we have to move that newborn number faster,” says Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children.
The charity compared factors such as maternal health, child mortality, education and income in 176 countries.
More than 1 million babies die the day they are born every year, and the 14 countries with the highest rates of first-day deaths are all in Africa.
Most of the 21 daily newborn deaths in South Africa could be prevented.
More than one million babies die on their birth day every year, according to a new report.
One million babies die each year on the day they are born, according to a new study released by the international nonprofit Save the Children.
Kangaroo Mother Care is one of the simple, low-tech interventions that could save many newborn lives reports Save the Children in their State of the World's Mothers report.
Having a baby in sub-Saharan Africa is riskier than anywhere else according to the latest State of the World's Mothers report.