Fewer newborn babies are dying worldwide, but progress is too slow and Africa is being left behind, said a global study led by the World Health Organization
In Tibet, more and more women came to give their childbirth at hospital thanks to a new policy offering free treatment for to-be mothers in farming and pastoral areas. Pregnancy check-up and baby delivery is free of charge in county-level hospitals in Tibet.
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Pneumonia, birth asphyxia, and pre-term birth complications were the leading causes of death in children under 5, the researchers said in a paper published on Friday in the Lancet.