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Country

Lesotho

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2.3M

Total Population (2023)

2.9

Total Fertility Rate (2023)

35.3

Neonatal Mortality Rate (2022)

4/163

Rank - Newborn Mortality (2022)

614

Maternal Mortality Rate (2000)

0.1

Adolescent Birth Rate (15 - 19 years)

51%

women using modern contraception age 15-49

89.4%

Facility deliveries (2016-2021)

Newborn survival is a global priority

Whether a newborn survives still greatly depends on where they are born. Over 90 percent of newborn deaths occur in Africa and Asia combined, while the risk for babies born in low-income countries is 11 times higher than babies born in high-income countries. Globally, survival rates are improving, but most countries are still falling short of the Sustainable Development Goal of less than 12 newborn deaths for every 1,000 live births.

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