translated from Spanish: Some 30,000 children born in Latin America 1 January

about approximately 30,000 children will be born in Latin America and the Caribbean new year’s day, reported today the United Nations Fund for children (Unicef). The babies in the region account for about 7.3 percent of the approximately 395.072 babies that will be born on the day that marks the arrival of the new year at the global level, according to data reported today by the Unicef regional office in Panama.unicef said that when the Watch mark midnight, Brazil will receive some 7,850 babies, followed by Guyana with 45, Argentina with 1919, Haiti with 737, Colombia with 2.045, with 207 Panama and Mexico with 6.217. 

He recalled in that regard that in 2017, in the region, «around 103,000 babies died in their first month of life». Photo Pixabay «around the world, on 1 January, families will receive countless Lorenzos and Isabellas, Helenas and Mateos. But in several countries, many babies will not even receive a name because they will not live beyond their first day,»stressed the Nations Unidas.recordo Agency in this regard that in 2017, in the region,»around 103,000 babies died in their first month of life». He explained that those children most died from preventable causes, such as premature birth, complications at birth and infections such as sepsis and pneumonia, «which is a violation of their basic right to survival». 

The eve of the new year 2019 brings with it new challenges and opportunities. Photo AP Ralph Middy, regional specialist of UNICEF on maternal and child health, said that «the risk of dying during the first 28 days of life, in the poorest countries of the region, is 2.5 times higher than in the richest countries».» This new year’s day, we take the resolution to realize all rights of all children, beginning with the right to survive and thrive. We can save millions of babies to reduce the socio-economic factors associated with mortality, since poverty affects both the context in which a child is born and the quality of care during childbirth», said Middy.Los babies who die in the first month they represent 47 per cent of all deaths of children under five years, according to Unicef.Por it, Unicef said that his «Every life matters» campaign calls to make «an immediate investment to deliver health care solutions «affordable and quality to all mothers and all the newborns». I detail that solutions include the constant supply of water and electricity in the health centres, the presence of medical personnel qualified in childbirth. Also the availability of stocks of supplies and drugs to prevent and treat complications during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the empowerment of adolescents and the female adolescents so that they can demand a health services of highest quality. As the calendar approaches to 2019, Unicef «calls upon countries to respect the right of all the newborn health and survival», according to the information.

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