Child survival up, but not enough

by IRIN News

Global mortality among children younger than five years declined by 26 percent between 2000 and 2010 – meaning that the lives of some two million children were saved – but this is still not enough for many countries to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reducing deaths in this age group by two-thirds by 2015. Photo: Guy Oliver/IRIN

Global mortality among children younger than five years declined by 26 percent between 2000 and 2010 – meaning that the lives of some two million children were saved – but this is still not enough for many countries to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reducing deaths in this age group by two-thirds by 2015, according to recent US research.

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