Neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached 8.70 in 2017 in Syria, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 1.14 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births in Syria reached an all time high of 24.5 in 1960 and an all time low of 8.70 in 2010. When compared to Syria's main peers, neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births in Iraq amounted to 17.1, 10.1 in Jordan, 4.50 in Lebanon and 5.90 in Turkey in 2017.
Syria has been ranked 92nd within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births, 13 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The neonatal mortality rate is the number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age per 1,000 live births in a given year.