Main content

What’s Killing Black American Babies?

Black infants are twice as likely to die in their first year as white infants.

Black infants in America are twice as likely to die in their first year as white infants. This stark disparity has long puzzled doctors and researchers. Why are so many African-American babies dying?

(Photo: A medical assistant measures the head of a newborn baby during a check-up in the USA. Credit: John Moore / Getty Images)

Available now

23 minutes

Broadcasts

North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

A spotlight on how North Korea developed its nuclear weapons and its plans for them

The Best of The Inquiry

The Best of The Inquiry

Of 100 episodes made over 2 years, these are our favourite 12 programmes

The Inquiry Podcast

The Inquiry Podcast

Download every programme.

Podcast