The Good News on Child Mortality Rates
By Nicole Schiegg
August 15, 2012
Nicole Schiegg is senior advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Under-5 child deaths are dropping around the world.
As a global community, we’re getting better at keeping children alive and healthy with each year that passes—and we’re on course to end preventable child deaths for the first time in history.
Over the last decade, we’ve seen a steady reduction of 2.6 percent of child deaths. Technology, education and accessibility are transforming the treatment of childhood diseases around the world.
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