Save the Children says that over a million babies die each year on their birthday. These are preventable deaths. However, some Asian countries are bright spots in this sad reality. In its newest report, Ending Newborn Deaths, Bangladesh figures prominently. It’s the region’s greatest success at making successful strides in reining in this statistic.
Ishtiaq Mannan told VOA’s Frances Alonzo that the deaths happen because of premature birth and complications during birth.