IMPERIUMDAILY.COM – JAKARTA – UNICEF estimates that as many as 13,020 babies from Indonesia will be born in early 2020. The number is a calculation of around 3.32 of the total 392,078 babies “new year” in the world, based on data released by UNICEF, Tuesday (31/12 ).
“The year and the beginning of this new decade are moments to reflect on the hopes and ideals not only for our future, but also the future of future generations,” UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said in an official broadcast.
“Every time the year changes, we are reminded again that every child, if given the opportunity, has the possibility and the potential that is so great to be realized in his life later.”
UNICEF also said, the Pacific region, precisely in Fiji, would be the country of origin of the first babies born on the first day of 2020. While the last baby was in the United States.
Worldwide, more than half of new births are estimated to take place in eight countries, namely 67,385 births in India, 46,299 births in China, 26,039 births in Nigeria, 16,787 births in Pakistan, 13,020 births in Indonesia, 10,452 births in the United States, 10,247 births in the United States Democratic Republic of the Congo and 8,493 babies born in Ethiopia.
UNICEF always celebrates the birth of babies on the first day of the new year. The day became a happy day awaited by the whole world.
Unfortunately, in 2018, 2.5 million newborns, or about one third of UNICEF data, are reported to have died in their first month of life.
Most of these deaths are caused by things that can be prevented, such as premature birth, complications during childbirth, and infections such as sepsis. Every year too, there are more than 2.5 million babies born dead.
Even so, over the last thirty years, the world has witnessed extraordinary progress in terms of children’s survival. The infant mortality rate on a global scale can be reduced by more than half. However, this number has not been seen for newborn groups.
Infants who die in the first month of life account for 47 percent of all under-five deaths in 2018, and this figure is up from 40 percent in 1990.
UNICEF also has a Every Child Alive campaign, to call for medical personnel to be equipped with appropriate training and medicines, so that every mother and newborn can be handled properly.
“There are so many mothers and newborns who don’t get treatment from midwives or trained nurses with adequate equipment, and the consequences are very sad,” Fore continued.
“If every childbirth is assisted by trained personnel, we can ensure millions of babies can survive on the first day of life, until this decade, even longer.”(lna/ant)