How many and where children are born – the UNICEF global statistics

How many and where children are born – the UNICEF global statistics

According to the UNICEF forecast, on January 1, 2020 in the world 392 thousand 78 children should be born. The share of Turkmenistan from this total number is 361 children. About the birth of the first child in 2020 the ORIENT has already wrote.

By the UNICEF estimations, more than half of births in the world occur in eight countries: India (67,385), China (46,299), Nigeria (26,039), Pakistan (16,787), Indonesia (13,020), the USA (10,452), the Democratic Republic of Congo (10,247), and Ethiopia (8,493).

The United Nations Children’s Fund has started the global campaign «Every Child Alive». It calls the countries and world leaders in 2020 to invest in preparation of qualified employees of public health services for prevention and treatment of various complications during pregnancy and births and also maintenance with necessary medical preparations for care of mothers and new-born babies.

– We can ensure that millions of babies survive their first day and live into this decade and beyond if every one of them is born into a safe pair of hands, – Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director told.

– The beginning of a new year and a new decade is an opportunity to reflect on our hopes and aspirations not only for our future, but the future of those who will come after us,” Mrs Fore noted. -As the calendar flips, we are reminded of all the possibility and potential of each child embarking on her or his life’s journey—if they are just given that chance.

Ayna BERDIYEVA

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