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WHO Wants Countries to Record Reasons for Stillborn, Newborn Deaths

The World Health Organization is issuing new guidelines aimed at preventing stillborn and newborn deaths.  The U.N. agency says recording the cause of death is one of the key steps to preventing these tragedies.  Each year, approximately 2.6 million babies are stillborn and 2.7 million babies die during the first 28 days of life, mostly in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, according to the WHO.   While progress has been made in reducing the number of maternal deaths,...

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