UNICEF-WHO Low birthweight estimates: Levels and trends 2000–2015

New global, regional and national estimates of low birthweight

A baby boy born at GMRS Medical College in Gujarat, India, where UNICEF provided technical support for the Sick Newborn Care Unit.
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Highlights

The UNICEF-WHO low birthweight estimates report presents new global, regional and national estimates of low birthweight, showing that 1 in 7 babies worldwide – more than 20 million babies – are born with low birthweight. This puts them at serious risk of death, stunting and developmental difficulties. This report presents the data and outlines key recommendations for addressing low birthweight.

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Low birthweight estimates 2019 report cover

Author

UNICEF and WHO

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English

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