Leading causes of neonatal deaths in Sudan (2017)

  • 40% Preterm birth complications
  • 22% Intrapartum related events
  • 18% Sepsis | tetanus
  • 8% Congenital abnormalities
  • 1% Diarrhoea
  • 6% Pneumonia
  • 5% 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

30

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

1.4

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

48

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

24

Stillbirth rate (deaths per 1,000 births)

78

Skilled birth attendance (%)

69

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%)

13

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

311

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