"Making Every Baby Count" to prevent infant and maternal deaths

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Inside a hospital room in Khovd aimag, Mongolia, where a child has just been delivered. UN agencies work closely with Mongolia’s hospitals to improve health care. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Every year, 2.7 million babies die within the first month of life and roughly the same number are stillborn, according to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

As most of these deaths go unrecorded, countries cannot fully understand what action needs to be taken to prevent more infants from dying.

Dianne Penn reports on how WHO is "Making Every Baby Count."

Duration: 2’40″

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