Where Is Child Mortality The Highest?

What country has the highest child mortality rate?

SomaliaSomalia – on the Horn of Africa – is the country with the highest rate at 14.8%.

And the map also shows the regions with the best health.

In the richest parts of the world deaths of children became very rare..

Where does US rank in child mortality?

Infant Mortality Compared with other OECD countries, the U.S. ranks No. 33 out of 36 countries (Figure 62). Iceland is ranked No. 1 and has the lowest rate with 0.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Which state has the highest child mortality rate?

state of MississippiU.S. infant mortality rate by state 2018. In 2018, the state of Mississippi had the highest infant mortality rate in the United States, with 8.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Why is child mortality so high in Africa?

IMR is particularly high in the first month of life, with a neonatal mortality of 40 out of every 1000 live births. The main causes are, in order of importance, neonatal causes (26%), child pneumonia (21%), malaria (18%), diarrhoea (16%), HIV/AIDS (6%), measles (5%) and accidents (2%).

What is the child mortality rate in the world?

The under-five mortality rate for the world is 39 deaths according to the World Bank and the World Health Organization. 5.3 million children under age five died in 2018, 14,722 every day. The infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of infants under one year old per 1,000 live births.

Which country is the safest place to give birth?

With a newborn mortality rate of 0.9 deaths per 1,000 babies in their first 28 days of life, UNICEF deems Japan to be the safest place to give birth in the world. According to a Japanese-Canadian study, many women in Japan stop working once they become pregnant.