3 December 2014 ¦ Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
In Ethiopia, an estimated 84,400 newborns die within the first month of birth and an additional 78,000 are still-born, while 13,000 mothers die each year. In spite of this, The Lancet Every Newborn Series says the country is currently ranked 5th globally, as having the greatest potential to save maternal pre-natal and neo-natal lives by 2015. At the series launch in Addis Ababa, the Ministry of Health and other international agencies lauded the countries success but cautioned that more still needs to be done.
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