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Neonatal deaths under reported in N.Vietnam: study

March 28, 2008

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The number of babies who die within their first 28 days of life in northern Vietnam is four times higher than official figures, a study has found and researchers called for more accurate statistics.

Without proper statistics, the researchers feared Vietnam would be missing out on international aid that is geared towards improving child survival rates.

“Such data would highlight the need for national and international health initiatives and for the provision of sufficient funds to implement them. Without valid statistics, many children could be dying unnecessarily at birth,” they said.

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