Leading causes of neonatal deaths in Zimbabwe (2015)

  • 35% Preterm birth complications
  • 29% Intrapartum related events
  • 15% Sepsis | meningitis | tetanus
  • 9% Congenital abnormalities
  • 1% Diarrhoea
  • 7% Pneumonia
  • 5% Other conditions
Source: Liu et al. 2016. Global, regional, and national causes of under-5 mortality in 2000–15: an updated systematic analysis with implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. Lancet.

key indicators

23

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

0.9

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

41

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

21

Stillbirth rate (deaths per 1,000 births)

78

Skilled birth attendance (%)

58

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%)

17

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

443

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