UNICEF / NEWBORN BABIES

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said an estimated 395,072 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day and called on nations to meet every newborn’s right to health and survival. UNICEF

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FILE – OCTOBER 2018, YOLA, NIGERIA

1. Close up, newborn baby in bed
2. Close up, newborn baby in bed
3. Close up, newborn baby’s hand
4. Wide shot, health worker holding newborn baby
5. Wide shot, inside hospital ward
6. Close up, health worker holding newborn baby
7. Wide shot, health worker holding newborn baby
8. Close up, newborn baby in bed
9. Close up, newborn baby in bed

FILE – NOVEMBER 2018, DHANGADHI, NEPAL

10. Wide shot, doctors in a hospital take care of a premature newborn
11. Med shot, doctor takes care of a premature newborn
12. Wide shot, doctors in a hospital take care of a premature newborn
13. Med shot, doctors in a hospital take care of a premature newborn

FILE - NOVEMBER 2018, BAITADI REGION, NEPAL

14. Close up, mother holds newborn baby
15. Close up, newborn baby
16. Close up, mother holds newborn baby
17. Med shot, health worker cares for mother and her newborn baby
18. Med shot, mother holds newborn baby

FILE - 01 NOVEMBER 2018, HUDAYDAH, YEMEN

19. Close up, newborn baby in incubator
20. Close up, newborn baby in incubator
21. Wide shot, newborn babies in incubators
22. Close up, newborn baby in incubator
23. Close up, newborn baby
24. Close up, newborn baby’s hand

FILE – FEBRUARY 2018, SUVA, FIJI

25. Med shot, mother looks over newborn baby
26. Close up, newborn baby in bed
27. Close up, mother cradles newborn baby
28. Close up, newborn baby in bed
29. Wide shot, mother undergoes an ultrasound exam
30. Med shot, mother undergoes an ultrasound exam

STORYLINE:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said an estimated 395,072 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day and called on nations to meet every newborn’s right to health and survival.

UNICEF said a quarter of the newborns will be born in South Asia alone. UNICEF said in cities around the world, revelers would welcome not only the New Year with great festivities but also their newest and tiniest residents.

As the clock strikes midnight, UNICEF expected Sydney to greet an estimated 168 babies, followed by 310 in Tokyo, 605 in Beijing, 166 in Madrid and finally, 317 in New York.

UNICEF said Fiji in the Pacific would most likely deliver 2019’s first baby and the United States, its last. Globally, over half of these births are estimated to take place in eight countries: India (69,944), China (44,940), Nigeria (25,685), Pakistan (15,112), Indonesia (13,256), The United States of America (11,086), The Democratic Republic of Congo (10,053), and Bangladesh (8,428).

However, UNICEF said many babies would not make it past their first day. In 2017, about one million babies died the day they were born, and 2.5 million in just their first month of life. Among those children, most died from preventable causes such as premature birth, complications during delivery, and infections like sepsis and pneumonia, a violation of their basic right to survival.

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and UNICEF said it would be commemorating the occasion with worldwide events throughout the year. It said over the past three decades, the world has seen remarkable progress in child survival, cutting the number of children worldwide who die before their fifth birthday by more than half. But there has been slower progress for newborns, with babies dying in the first month accounting for 47 percent of all deaths among children under five.

Through its “Every Child Alive” campaign UNICEF called for immediate investment to deliver affordable, quality health care solutions for every mother and newborn. These include a steady supply of clean water and electricity at health facilities, the presence of a skilled health attendant during birth, ample supplies and medicines to prevent and treat complications during pregnancy, delivery and birth, and empowered adolescent girls and women who can demand better quality of health services.
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