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Japan the safest place to give birth: UNICEF

New report calls for universal health coverage to lower infant mortality

Japan's newborns had the lowest mortality among the 184 countries ranked by UNICEF.

UNITED NATIONS -- Japan shines as the world's safest country for having a baby in a new UNICEF report that cites universal access to quality health care as a contributing factor to low newborn mortality rates.

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