On 1st January 2020, the second most populous country in the world welcomes more than 67 000 babies. This is the highest in the world!
The record is followed by China with 46 299 births, Nigeria with 26 039, Pakistan with 16 787 and Indonesia with 13 020.
With an estimated 392 078 babies on the very first day of a new decade, UNICEF is calling for world leaders and nations to invest in health workers with the know-how and equipment to save every newborn.
“Too many mothers and newborns are not being cared for by a trained and equipped midwife or nurse, and the results are devastating,” said UNICEF Executive Director. “We can ensure that millions of babies survive their first day and live into this decade and beyond if every one of them is born into a safe pair of hands.”