70,000 Births of New Year in India, More than 395,000 babies were expected to have been born around the world. India Recorded the Highest Number of New Year Babies this time. India estimated to have recorded the highest number of these births at almost 70,000, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.
India is expected to register 69,944 of these births, followed by China (44,940), Nigeria (25,685), Pakistan (15,112), Indonesia (13,256), US (11,086), The Democratic Republic of Congo (10,053) and Bangladesh (8,428).
As the world enters a new year, UNICEF called on nations to ensure every newborn's health and survival. The agency's Deputy Executive Director, Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, asked the world to join UNICEF in "making a resolution to fulfill every right of every child, starting with the right to survive".
UNICEF's Every Child Alive Campiagn' calls for immediate investment to deliver affordable, quality health care solutions for every mother and newborn. These include a steady supply of clean water and electricity at health facilities, the presence of a skilled health attendant during birth.