Infant and child mortality

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How has the world’s population grown since 1950?
The number of people in the world has tripled in 70 years. In this visual explainer, we examine where the growth has been – and how it will change in the future

Niels de Hoog, Pablo Gutiérrez, Liz Ford and Theresa Malone

14, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Safe infant sleep: consumer groups say Australian product regulation lags
While Australia has some of the strongest safety standards in the world for some baby products, consumer groups say regulatory blind spots are putting infants at risk

Bek Day

21, Sep, 2022 @4:28 AM

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Soothing solutions for crying babies | Letters
Letters: Ian Morrison and Marika Sherwood respond to news that scientists in Japan have discovered the secret to pacifying a baby


14, Sep, 2022 @4:51 PM

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Patients dying as conflict prevents supplies reaching Tigray hospitals
Medics unable to keep babies alive, says doctor, as Ethiopia’s civil war creates desperate shortages of drugs, oxygen, fuel and food

Lizzy Davies

02, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Air pollution likely cause of up to 6m premature births, study finds
Global analysis of indoor and outdoor pollution also finds link to low birth weight

Sofia Quaglia

28, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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The Taliban are not the only threat to Afghanistan. Aid cuts could undo 20 years of progress
The most vulnerable people will bear the cost of sanctions, as services and the economy collapse

Kevin Watkins

11, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Delivering babies in a Nigerian camp: ‘I’ve had to use plastic bags as gloves’
After seeing a woman die in childbirth, Liyatu Ayuba stepped in and has now delivered 118 babies in a community cut off from public health services

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

03, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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When shame kills: why do so many mothers in Senegal feel forced to murder their babies?
Photographer Maroussia Mbaye spoke to women who said crushing social stigma, poverty and lack of traditional support systems had left them with no choice but to commit infanticide

Maroussia Mbaye

29, Jul, 2021 @6:30 AM

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First year of pandemic claimed lives of 25 young people in England
Analysis, showing 4% of 5,830 children hospitalised in 12 months to February entered ICU wards, could inform vaccine policy

Linda Geddes and Ben Quinn

09, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Post-traumatic growth: the woman who learned to live a profoundly good life after loss
After the deaths of her son and husband, Rhian Mannings emerged slowly from grief to start a charity and find love again. What does her experience tell us about how suffering can change us?

Moya Sarner

11, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Birmingham launches taskforce as babies die at twice national rate
Families from Pakistani backgrounds found to be affected disproportionately by high level of infant mortality

Jessica Murray

18, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Life expectancy for Australians born today rises to 82.8 years
Age is seventh-highest in OECD, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data shows

Melissa Davey

13, Nov, 2020 @2:37 AM

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