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Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"The 2015 White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea, published by the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), a South Korean government-affiliated think tank, and the 2014 UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) report stated that officials had in some cases prohibited live births in prison and ordered forced abortions as recently as 2013. The KINU white paper found that, in some cases of live birth, the prison guards killed the infant or left the baby to die, and reported cases of guards sexually abusing or exploiting female prisoners"(2-3). "The 2012 UN Overview of Needs and Assistance in the DPRK report found that 68 percent of monthly deliveries took place ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Although the study recognises that the rates of death among children under five have more than halved in LDCs since 1990" (para 5). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Maternity wards in the region are below acceptable standards, resulting in preventable maternal deaths and injuries. Corruption is also omnipresent in the health system: without a bribe a pregnant woman can hardly get adequate help. Even a bribe cannot guarantee quality care: women often encounter incompetent and negligent doctors. Infant mortality in the eastern North Caucasus is almost twice that of the developed regions of Russia"(para 5)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China, Mexico, Nepal
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Since 2012, Jungle Mamas has been collaborating with One Heart World-Wide, a world-renouned organization that has worked to reduce maternal and neonatal health in Nepal, Tibet, and Mexico.Through this collaboration, Jungle Mamas has worked to successfully implement One Heart’s Network of Safety; a proven effective, sustainable, and replicable model that works with all stakeholders—families, communities, local and national governments—in the active engagement of reducing maternal and newborn death. The Network of Safety 'raises awareness, teaches good practices, and distributes essential supplies to ensure that mothers and infants survive delivery and the first months of life'"(para 8-9)
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Ecuador’s Achuar population, nearing approximately 7,000 between the provinces of Pastaza and Morona-Santiago, resides in some of the most remote and hard to access primary rainforest in the country. Due large in part to both geographic and socio-economic limitations, access to healthcare both at the community and urban levels has been significantly limited for the Achuar people.Our model of working with the Achuar is one that addresses all of these limitations by empowering Achuar women and their communities to reduce all preventable deaths in pregnancy, childbirth, and with newborns"(para 2-3)."Ecuador’s current health priority is reducing maternal and neonatal mortality at the national level. As of 2012, the national maternal mortality ...more
Sept. 19, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Years of government mismanagement have fueled what is now a full-blown humanitarian crisis in a country where infant mortality has almost doubled in recent years"(para 4)
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“Currently nearly 20 per cent of newborn and 13 per cent of children under the age of five years die in India due to causes attributed to poor breastfeeding practices” (para 21).
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IM-DATA-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1, ABO-DATA-1

"Likewise, the US is counting cases of microcephaly and other Zika-related birth defects in aborted fetuses — if officials learn about the cases and are able to test for presence of the virus. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started reporting on babies born in the US with birth defects linked to Zika infection, as well as pregnancies affected where the fetus wasn’t carried to term. That second category, called pregnancy losses, includes miscarriages, stillbirths, and terminations where the fetus is seen to have birth defects and tests positive for the virus"(para 29-30)
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"A recent report from the WHO’s regional office for the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization — known as PAHO — acknowledged that fact. Of nearly 5,300 pregnant Colombian women suspected or confirmed to have been infected with Zika and whose pregnancies had concluded by the last week in April, 316 did not give birth. The report noted 68 percent of those pregnancies ended in abortions, while most of the rest ended in stillbirth"(para 9)
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"'My two babies closed with god already. This baby also suffered from cold. Cough and diarrhoea due to cold. Thus, I a sitiing under sunshine. The [cow] shed gets so cold if I wouldn't use fire. Two babies were dead due to cold. But are not all born babies survive. Everyone's babies died so mine also dead. Health workers said that we shouldn't live in cowshed but we are living in shed'"(para 3). This article contains several examples of women who stayed in sheds after labor (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 9, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"At the same time, the last official statistics published in Iran reveal that 10 per cent of the babies born to mothers between 10 and 12 years of age die" (para 1). "The last official census in Iran shows that the mortality rate of babies born to mothers younger than 15 is higher than for all other age groups in Iran" (para 3).
July 26, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"2.404 babies that have been born to girls under the age of 17 have died over the past 11 years in Turkey" (para 7).
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IM-DATA-1

Table 5.2 shows infant mortality rates (deaths of infants under age one per 1,000 live births) disaggregated by race/ethnicity. For all women, the rate is 6.0. For white women it is 5.0. For Hispanic women it’s 5.1. For Black women it’s 11.2. For Asian/Pacific Islander it’s 4.1. For Native American women it’s 8.4 (176)
April 18, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"According to the Socio-Economic, Demographic and Health Survey (2014), 'the Infant Mortality Rate in DPRK is estimated at 13.7/1,000, Under-Five Mortality Rate at 16.2/1,000, and Maternal Mortality Rate at 66/100,000 live births; well above the global averages. [. . .] There are also disparities in child mortality rates between urban and rural areas as well as amongst provinces, with under-five mortality rates 1.2 times higher in rural areas compared to urban areas'" (para 7).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Reducing mother and child mortality is one of the biggest health challenges in Senegal, where many women do not seek routine medical care, health workers and experts say" (para 7).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"The infant mortality rate is low and has continued to decrease in recent years; infant deaths per 1,000 live-born children recorded in 2012 and 2004 stood at 1.6 and 3.7 respectively" (5)
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"The rate of child mortality has declined to 191 per thousand live births in 2006 as compared with 229.1 in 2001 (EDS-III) and 237.5 in 1996 (EDS-II). The rate of infant mortality has declined to 96 in 2006 as compared with 113.4 in 2001 and 122.5 in 1996, thanks in particular to the Expanded Programme on Immunization and the programme against malnutrition" (25). "The persistence of high maternal and child morbidity and mortality...Infant mortality (children less than one year old) is 96 per 1000 and child mortality 191 per 1,000" (25).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"The infant mortality rate in 2012 (10.2) was one third that in 1991 (34.3)" (36). "Death among children under one year of age has been reduced by 142 (to 3,978 over a span of nine months in 2013, from 4,120 over the same period in 2012)" (38)
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“For the 5-year period preceding the survey, the under-5 mortality rate is 85 deaths per 1,000 live births, and the infant mortality rate is 59 deaths per 1,000 live births. This means that one in 12 children in Lesotho dies before his or her fifth birthday, and about two-thirds of these deaths occur during infancy” (115). “Under-5 mortality has decreased since 2004. In 2004, the number of deaths per thousand births was 113; this number increased to 117 in 2009 and declined to 85 in 2014. Infant mortality also fell, from 91 deaths in 2004 and 2009 to 59 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2014” (115). “Large differences in ...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“Under-5 mortality for the five-year period before the survey is 46 deaths per 1,000 live births. At this level, Bangladesh has achieved the Millennium Development Goal 4 target—48 deaths per 1,000 live births by 2015—ahead of time” (99). “The infant mortality rate for the five years preceding the survey is 38 deaths per 1,000 live births. At this mortality level, 1 in 26 children in Bangladesh dies before reaching his or her first birthday” (99). “Neonatal mortality, that is, deaths in the first month of life, is 28 per 1,000 live births, and these deaths comprise 61 percent of all under-5 deaths. The neonatal mortality rate is nearly three times ...more
Sept. 27, 2016, 6:13 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In Côte d’Ivoire, which has an extremely high rate of maternal mortality (645 women out of 100,000 live births will die in or as a result of childbirth — that’s one woman dying every two hours) and infant mortality (67 out of 1000 live births), maternal death rates in the rural village of Toumodi have reportedly dropped since its Husband School opened: Record-keeping and reporting methods in rural areas like Toumodi can be unreliable, but one local health official estimates that in the first half of 2016, two women in Toumodi died during or as a result of childbirth, compared with nine who perished within the same time frame last ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“Infant and under-5 mortality rates in the past five years are 69 and 128 deaths per 1,000 live births, respectively. At these mortality levels, one in every 15 Nigerian children die before reaching age 1, and one in every eight do not survive to their fifth birthday” (117). “Infant mortality has declined by 26 percent over the last 15 years, while under-5 mortality has declined by 31 percent over the same period” (117). “Childhood mortality rates are higher in rural areas than in urban areas. Also, childhood mortality is highest in the North West” (117). “The neonatal mortality rate is 37 deaths per 1,000 live births, the postneonatal mortality rate ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“Data from the 2006-07 NDHS indicate that the under-five mortality rate in Namibia is 69 deaths per 1,000 live births (based on the five-year period preceding the survey). This means that one in every fourteen children born in Namibia dies before attaining his or her fifth birthday. The infant mortality rate is 46 deaths per 1,000 live births. About half of these infant deaths take place in the neonatal period, that is, during the first month of life” (xxii). “Child mortality is consistently lower in urban areas than in rural areas. There is substantial variation in mortality rates across regions. Underfive and infant mortality rates are highest in Ohangwena and ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“Infant mortality rate is 41 deaths per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality is slightly higher at 60 deaths per 1,000 live births. At these levels, one in every 24 Ghanaian children dies before reaching age 1, and one in every 17 does not survive to his or her fifth birthday” (99). “Infant mortality has declined by 28 percent since 1998, while under-5 mortality has declined by 44 percent over the same period” (99). “Under-5 mortality is highest in the Northern, Upper West, and Ashanti regions of Ghana” (99). “The neonatal mortality rate for the preceding five years is 29 deaths per 1,000 live births, 2.2 times the postneonatal rate” ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“Data from the 2006-07 NDHS indicate that the under-five mortality rate in Namibia is 69 deaths per 1,000 live births (based on the five-year period preceding the survey). This means that one in every fourteen children born in Namibia dies before attaining his or her fifth birthday. The infant mortality rate is 46 deaths per 1,000 live births. About half of these infant deaths take place in the neonatal period, that is, during the first month of life” (xxii). “Child mortality is consistently lower in urban areas than in rural areas. There is substantial variation in mortality rates across regions. Underfive and infant mortality rates are highest in Ohangwena and ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“Data from the 2006-07 NDHS indicate that the under-five mortality rate in Namibia is 69 deaths per 1,000 live births (based on the five-year period preceding the survey). This means that one in every fourteen children born in Namibia dies before attaining his or her fifth birthday. The infant mortality rate is 46 deaths per 1,000 live births. About half of these infant deaths take place in the neonatal period, that is, during the first month of life” (xxii). “Child mortality is consistently lower in urban areas than in rural areas. There is substantial variation in mortality rates across regions. Underfive and infant mortality rates are highest in Ohangwena and ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“The infant mortality rate is 39 deaths per 1,000 live births, and under-5 mortality is 52 deaths per 1,000 live births. At these levels, about one in every 26 Kenyan children dies before reaching age 1, and about one in every 19 does not survive to his or her fifth birthday” (xxii). “All early childhood mortality rates declined between the 2003 and 2014 KDHS surveys. Neonatal mortality has exhibited the slowest rate of decline (33 percent)” (xxii). “A child born in the Nyanza region is almost twice as likely to die before age 5 as a child born in the Central region. Nairobi has the second highest under-5 mortality rate, ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: IM-DATA-1

“Data from the 2006-07 SDHS indicate that for the most recent five-year period preceding the survey, the under-five mortality rate was 120 deaths per 1,000 live births. This means that one in every seven children born in Swaziland dies before reaching the fifth birthday” (xxiv). “The infant mortality rate is 85 per 1,000. One-quarter of all infant deaths take place in the neonatal period, that is, during the first month of life” (xxiv). “For the most recent five-year period preceding the survey, infant mortality is 85 deaths per 1,000 live births, and under-five mortality is 120 deaths per 1,000 live births. This means that one in every seven children born ...more