Save the Children Romania and tennis player Sorana Cirstea have endowed the Targoviste Maternity Unit with four vital sign monitors and 12 neonatal infusion pumps worth almost 23,000 euros purchased with the support of the campaigners for the reduction of infant mortality.
The Save the Children organization sounds alarm on the high number of Romanian teenage mothers, pointing out that the country has nearly 13,000 teen first-time moms, over 3,600 two-time teenage moms and about 700 girls who have already had their third baby.
Romania's infant mortality rate remains two times higher than the EU average rate, a release of the Save the Children Romania sent to AGERPRES informs.
“Over the past 25 years, the world has made significant progress in saving young children’s lives,” the United Nations United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) concludes. According to the agencies recent report “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2017″, the rate of child mortality fell 62 per cent from 1990 to 2016.
The Macedonian authorities are sending out inspectors and promising new equipment for gynecology clinics following more disturbing cases of new-borns dying unexpectedly.
On Wednesday, media reported a new case in the northwestern town of Tetovo. The infant's mother had already died during child birth.