Why Nigeria loses about 575 newborn babies daily

Everyday, Nigeria loses about 575 newborn babies, who are mainly within their first week of life. These deaths represent a quarter of the total 2, 300 under-five deaths that occur daily in the country.
These rising deaths have succeeded in pitching the country, in the 11th position on newborn deaths globally, as revealed by a new report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Consequently, the UNICEF is calling for urgent intervention against newborn deaths through access to well trained nurses and midwives.
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Release Date: 
Sunday, February 25, 2018