UNICEF Bangladesh - The children - Birth

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Child health and wellbeing begin with the health and wellbeing of the mother and depend on a safe pregnancy and delivery.

Maternal health
Maternal death is unacceptably common in Bangladesh, with access to maternal health care low.Only 51 per cent of women receiving antenatal at least once during pregnancy.

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Neonatal survival
320 newborn babies continue to die every day.  Over half of all child deaths occur within the first 28 days of life.

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Birth registration
Only 10 per cent of children under-five were registered with birth certificates in 2006.  

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