Leading causes of neonatal deaths in Burkina Faso (2017)

  • 30% Preterm birth complications
  • 27% Intrapartum related events
  • 21% Sepsis | tetanus
  • 7% Congenital abnormalities
  • 0% Diarrhoea
  • 6% Pneumonia
  • 8% Other conditions
Source: Estimates generated by the WHO and Maternal and Child Epidemiology Estimation Group (MCEE) 2018 and downloaded from http://data.unicef.org

key indicators

25

Newborn mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births)

2.8

Annual reduction in newborn mortality rate 2000-2017 (%)

32

Proportion of under-5 child deaths that are newborn (%)

21

Stillbirth rate (deaths per 1,000 births)

80

Skilled birth attendance (%)

42

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%)

12

Preterm birth rate (births <37 weeks per 100 live births)

371

Maternal mortality ratio (deaths per 100,000 live births)
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