In Nigeria, Stillbirths And Newborn Deaths Increased During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Published in: Health Affairs, Volume 40, No. 11 (2021). doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.00659

Posted on RAND.org on November 03, 2021

by Edward N. Okeke, Isa Sadeeq Abubakar, Rebecca De Guttry

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COVID-19 increased the number of stillbirths and newborn deaths in Nigeria. The findings may indicate that the hard-won gains in child survival made during the past two decades are at risk of being reversed amid the ongoing pandemic.

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