UNICEF has shared the data on Neonatal Mortality Rate 2016. Neonatal Mortality Rate reveals the time where the children face the highest risk of dying in the first 28-days of their life.
As per the UNICEF report ‘Every Child Alive’, Pakistan is the riskiest country to be born in while India is 12th worst among 52 low-income countries. India’s neonatal mortality rate, i.e. deaths per 1,000 live births is 25.4.
Globally, 2.6 million children died in the first month of life in 2016.
These infographics highlight the disturbing state of Neonatal Mortality Rate in India: