A Neglected Tragedy: The global burden of stillbirths

No. of pages: 90

Publication date: October 2020



The release of the first-ever estimates on stillbirth by the UN Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) include the number of babies that are stillborn every year, as a result of pregnancy and birth-related complications, the absence of health workers and basic services. The report includes new data on the additional babies that could be stillborn due to COVID-19 related disruptions in child and maternal health services. The release is intended to increase visibility for this neglected tragedy and drive government action to address stillbirths.