3 more minors die of malnutrition in Tharparkar

Tharparkar: Three more infants have succumbed to malnutrition in the past 24 hours in Tharparkar, Sindh Health Department said.
According to the Sindh health department, the three infants succumbed to malnutrition at Civil Hospital Mithi.
The death of these children has raised the death toll to 50 for this month and 476 for this year in Tharparkar.
Every year almost 1500 children die of malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the neglected region.
As per the United Nation Children Fund’s report, released in April 22 infants die before turning 1 month old.
Pakistan is among countries with the highest infant mortality rates.
Among these countries, eight are in Africa and two in Asia, including Afghanistan which is ranked third.
“Pakistan is the riskiest place to be born as measured by its newborn mortality rate,” the report stated.
“A baby born in Pakistan is almost 50 times more likely to die during his or her first month than a baby born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore.”

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