The Lancet: “Newborn deaths reduced significantly in Georgia” – Agenda.ge


Global leading medical magazine the Lancet has published data showing that newborn deaths have reduced in Georgia.

The magazine said that neonatal deaths have decreased significantly in the country in the last 20 years.

It added that thanks to the reforms in maternal and child health since 2012, Georgia has achieved the Millennium Development Goals and reduced neonatal deaths by 2/3.

Neonatal mortality rate in Georgia. Source: www.thelancet.com

The next goal Georgia is aiming at now is to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as five per 1,000 live births by 2030.

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