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Every year, more than one million babies die on the day they are born. In addition, 2.6 million babies are born stillborn each year. In many communities around the world, newborn deaths are so commonplace that children are not even named until they survive their first month of life.
Investing in Newborn Babies
The day a child is born should be a time of joy, yet it is the first days of life that carry the highest risk of death for both mothers and their newborns. Newborns now account for nearly half of the 16,000 children under age five dying every day. If children don’t live past the critical newborn period, then can’t reach their full potential.
The good news is there are proven solutions and our experts are helping save newborn babies’ lives. Simple solutions like easy-to-apply antibiotics to ensuring warmth and initiating breast-feeding at birth, have the potential to reduce these deaths. What’s more, many of these solutions are affordable and accessible thanks to the continued generosity of our Save the Children family.
If generous people like you support our efforts, then we can help babies – and all children - have a better chance to survive and thrive. That way our caring staff can help little babies like these grow up healthy, take their first steps, learn their ABCs, throw a ball, sing a song, graduate from school … and so much more.
That's why Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the U.S. and around the world, we give girls and boys a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When generous people like you make your 100% tax-deductible gift, children's lives are saved and their futures are brighter. Donate Today!
Newborn Health Resources