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92: Africa and Asia together accounted for 92 per cent of all under-five children’s deaths in 2007

Millennium Development Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

Target: Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate 

In 2007, 9.2 million children died before age five. Africa and Asia together accounted for 92 per cent of these deaths. 

Half of the world’s under-five deaths occurred in Africa, which remains the most difficult place in the world for a child to survive until age five. 

Although Asia has seen a remarkable reduction in the annual number of child deaths since 1970, it still accounted for 41 per cent of global under-five deaths in 2007.

Source: UNICEF global databases 

Reference: http://www.unicef.org/sowc09/docs/SOWC09-FullReport-EN.pdf

 


 

 

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