UNICEF report points to rapid progress made in reducing child deaths worldwide

Sep 13, 2012

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UNICEF, September 2012

Data released by UNICEF show that the number of children under the age of 5 dying globally has dropped from nearly 12 million in 1990 to an estimated 6.9 million in 2011. Though the progress is remarkable and worth celebrating, more needs to be done in the highest burden countries where children are still dying from pneumonia and diarrhea.

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