21 October 2010

Infant deaths report grim reading
News24 - South Africa

According to a table of indicators contained in the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) "State of World Population 2010" report, released on Wednesday, infant mortality in South Africa is 43 per 1 000 live births. The rates in Botswana and Namibia are 32 and 30 respectively. Other Southern African neighbours have higher rates of infant deaths: 65 per 1 000 live births in Lesotho; 83 in Mozambique; 59 in Swaziland; and 51 in Zimbabwe. The report says the data estimates are for this year, and the source is the UN's Population Division (UNPD). (20 Oct. 2010)

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