Levels and trends in child mortality 2019

Estimates developed by the UN Inter-agency group for child mortality estimation

A mother and her new born baby at Karenga H/C IV, Uganda.


The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) produces estimates of child and young adolescent mortality annually, reconciling the differences across data sources and taking into account the systematic biases associated with the various types of data on child and adolescent mortality. This report presents UN IGME’s latest estimates – through 2018 – of neonatal, infant and under-five mortality as well as mortality among children aged 5–14 years. It assesses progress in the reduction of child and young adolescent mortality at the country, regional and global levels, and provides an overview of the methods used to estimate the mortality indicators above.

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UNICEF, WHO, World Bank Group and United Nations
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