Liberia has succeeded in reducing child mortality at annual average reduction rate of 5.4% in under-fives and 2.2% reduction in newborns.
The neonatal mortality rate has fallen from 32 per 1,000 live births to 27, and the under-five mortality rate has dropped from 110 per 1,000 live births to 80.
The decline in the neonatal mortality rate is slower than that in under-fives by about 56%, and neonatal deaths constitute 35% of all children who die before their fifth birthday. Most often, newborns die due to infection or premature birth.
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