Causes

Most neonatal deaths are from preventable causes

Such as:

  • Complications from preterm birth 
  • Sepsis (infection) and meningitis 
  • Asphyxia (Difficulty breathing after birth)
  • Pneumonia
  • Diarrhoea & Tetanus

Global distribution of neonatal deaths, by cause, 2012- http://www.childinfo.org/mortality_neonatal.php
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