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45: The percentage of children under-five with diarrhoea from the wealthiest households in developing countries who receive appropriate care is 45, as compared with 33 per cent from the poorest households

Millennium Development Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
 
Target: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate

Coverage of recommended diarrhoea treatment is definitely low in developing countries. Amid low coverage, inequalities also exist across household wealth quintiles in developing countries.
 
The coverage of the recommended diarrhoea treatment is so low that only 45 per cent of children under five with diarrhoea from the wealthiest households receive appropriate care. In the poorest households, only 33 per cent of children under five with diarrhoea are properly cared for. 

Source: UNICEF global databases 2010, from MICS, DHS and other national surveys.
 
Reference: http://www.childinfo.org/diarrhoea_progress.html


 

 

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