Health and nutrition
Child mortality (pdf)
Far fewer children are dying today in East Asia and the Pacific than 20 years ago. Nearly 2.2 million children under 5 years of age died in 1990 compared to 694,000 in 2010. This is a 68 per cent decline, translating into 4,000 fewer children dying each day.
Stunting reflects chronic malnutrition and illness. While stunting rates in East-Asia and the Pacific have improved in the last 20 years, from around 40 per cent in 1990 to around 20 per cent in 2012, there is still a long way to go.