Date: September 29, 2020, 08:34:47 PM
Under-Five Deaths: Nigeria surpasses India for top spot ― UN report: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
The unenviable statistic was revealed in the latest Levels and Trends in Child Mortality report released by the UNICEF. Nigeria was projected by the World Bank in 2018 to overtake India by 2021 but has unfortunately achieved the position earlier than projected.
The latest reports put Nigeria as the number one country for under-five deaths, with figures at an estimated average of 858,000, while India ranked second with 824,000 deaths out of 5.2 million under-five deaths globally.More than half of the 5.2 million victims were newborns, who mostly died of preventable causes according to the Levels and Trends in Child Mortality report.