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Infant mortality: Nigeria tops Africa’

Dean Faculty of Public Health, University of Ibadan, Oladimeji Oladepo, has said Nigeria has the highest infant mortality rate in Africa.

Disclosing this at the 2nd National Conference on Health Promotion, titled “Health Promotion: A tool for achieving effective maternal, newborn and child health through enhanced partnership and inter-sectoral collaboration”, in Abuja this week, Oladepo said that Egypt had mortality rates of 33 deaths per 1000 live births; South Africa, 45 per 1000, while Burkina Faso had 56 per 1000, compared to 100 per 1000 in Nigeria.