Leading causes of neonatal deaths in South Sudan (2017)

  • 27% Preterm birth complications
  • 33% Intrapartum related events
  • 17% Sepsis | tetanus
  • 8% Congenital abnormalities
  • 1% Diarrhoea
  • 8% Pneumonia
  • 7% 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

40

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

2.2

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

42

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 (%)

12

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

789

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