Data shows 6.2 million children worldwide died in 2018 before their 15th birthday and that more than 290,000 women died due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth in 2017.
The infant mortality rate is almost twice as high for African-American babies as for their white counterparts, says the US government.
Around eight out of every 1000 babies dies before the age of one in Romania. Around 43,000 doctors have left the country since 2007 to look for better opportunities elsewhere.
Around 103 babies out of 1,000 live births die in Nigeria's Masaka town.
Infant mortality rates continue to drop in India thanks to a government funded network of female health workers.
Pakistan spends less than one percent of its GDP on health and experts say that's kept the high infant mortality rate from improving.
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