Australian Toddler Was Found Dead In His Cot At A Daycare Under Unexplained Circumstances
May 31, 2018
The neonatal period that covers the first month of a baby’s life is the most sensitive period of all. Mortality rates are generally higher when compared to older children. In 2016 alone, 2.6 million children died in the first month after the birth.
Thankfully, advances in medicine and science have resulted in a noticeable decline in childhood deaths. As at 2016, mortality rates dropped to 41 deaths per 1,000 live births, an almost 50% decline in rates from 1990, which stood at 93 deaths per 1,000 live births.