The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that a child born in Nigeria in 2019, is likely to live to the year 2074 - 55 years of age. But a child born in Denmark or Western country is likely to live up to the 22nd century.
According to a statement released by UNICEF, a child born in any African country, will likely not live up to 2100 or witness the beginning of the 22nd century. This is because most African children still die as a result of premature birth, complications during delivery and infections such as sepsis and pneumonia.
"In Nigeria, only one out of every three babies is delivered in a health center, decreasing the new - born baby chance of survival," said Pernille Ironside, acting representative of UNICEF in Nigeria.
On New Year's Day, 25,685 babies were born in Nigeria, representing up to 6.5% of the estimated 395,072 babies to be born globally on January 1, 2019.
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