One in five newborn deaths could be prevented with safe water: experts

March 17, 2015 6:32 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million babies die each year in their first month of life because of unhygienic conditions, development charity WaterAid said on Tuesday as it launched a child health campaign.

"The links between dirty hands, dirty water and infant mortality have been known about for over 150 years so this is not a situation waiting for an answer, but an injustice waiting for action," said WaterAid Chief Executive Barbara Frost.

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