<p>An estimated 13.4 million babies were born pre-term in 2020, with nearly 1 million dying from preterm complications, according to this new report by United Nations agencies and partners.</p>
The study shows infant deaths due to congenital deformities are several times higher at about 6 to 9 per cent in Jaduguda's villages, against 1.7 per cent in the reference villages.
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With two million children under the age of five dying every year, India has a dismal record in child mortality. Now, a new study conducted by Save the Children, which compares child mortality in a country to its national income per person, shows that India lags behind poorer neighbours like Bangladesh and Nepal when it comes to cutting child deaths. This, even despite its impressive rate of economic growth as compared to the other South Asian nations.