Infant mortality per 1,000 live births reached 69.1 in 2018 in Lesotho, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 1.47 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in Lesotho reached an all time high of 141 in 1965 and an all time low of 68.0 in 1991. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in Botswana amounted to 32.3, 27.8 in South Africa, 40.7 in Swaziland and 39.3 in Zimbabwe in 2018.
Lesotho has been ranked 6th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of infant mortality per 1,000 live births, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age per 1,000 live births in a given year.