The Good News on Child Mortality Rates

Under-5 child deaths are dropping around the world.

This article is from Issue 59: Sep/Oct 2012

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.