Infant mortality per 1,000 live births reached 62.4 in 2018 in South Sudan, according to World Bank / WHO. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in South Sudan reached an all time high of 175 in 1979 and an all time low of 62.4 in 2014. When compared to South Sudan's main peers, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in Central African Republic amounted to 83.4, 37.9 in Ethiopia, 42.0 in Sudan and 34.6 in Uganda in 2018.
South Sudan has been ranked 10th 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.