COVID-19 May Increase Child Mortality Rate In Developing Countries: World Bank

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The novel coronavirus pandemic will likely drive up child mortality rates in developing countries by slightly less than half of the current rate, World Bank President David Malpass said on Monday.
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"Our early estimates suggest a potential increase of up to 45 percent in child mortality because of health service shortfalls and reduction in access to food," Mr Malpass said during a virtual discussion ahead of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual…
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