Leading causes of neonatal deaths in South Sudan (2013)

  • 34% Preterm birth complications
  • 29% Intrapartum related events
  • 20% Sepsis | meningitis | tetanus
  • 5% Congenital abnormalities
  • 1% Diarrhoea
  • 7% Pneumonia
  • 4% Other conditions
Source: Liu L et al. 2014. Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality in 2000–2013: an updated systematic analysis. The Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61698-6

key indicators

38

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

2.6

Annual reduction in newborn mortality rate 2000-2016 (%)

43

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

30

Stillbirth rate (deaths per 1,000 births)

19

Skilled birth attendance (%)

48

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%)

13

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

789

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