The Childhood Index
- Total number of children: 2.2 billion.
poverty: over 1 billion.
- Children in developing countries without
toilets at home: 1 in 3; without safe water: 1 in
5; and without health care: 1 in 7.
- Children under five who die of mostly
preventable deaths each day: 29,158.
Total child deaths
in 2003: 10.6 million.
- Life expectancy for a child born in Japan
82. In Zambia,
- Percentage of infants with low birthweight
31. In the Republic of Korea:
- Children born in Canada in 2003: 319,000.
killed in Rwanda in 90 days in 1994: 300,000.
- Proportion of child deaths in the 3.6
million killed in conflict since 1990: 45 per cent.
- Estimated rise in under-five death rate
during “typical” five-year war: 13 per cent.
- Children in Belgium:
exploited in commercial sex industry: 2 million.
- Cost of producing a landmine: as low
Cost of clearing a landmine: up to US$1,000.
- Estimated new HIV infections in 2003:
Infections among under-25s: over 2.5
- Number of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS:
Of them, proportion who live in sub-Saharan
8 out of 10.
- Proportion of people with HIV/AIDS living
in developing countries: over 90 per cent.
Of them, proportion
who need ARV treatment but do not have access: 93
- Telephones per 100 people in Sweden :
162. In Bangladesh,
- Percentage of central government spending
on health in industrialized countries: 15.
In East Asia
and the Pacific: 1 per cent.
- Global military spending 2003: 956 billion.
additional annual cost for financing the MDGs: $40-
- Countries that have ratified the Convention
on the Rights of the Child: 192.
Countries that have not: