childhood mortality

Femistats: Rate of Global Childhood Mortality Cut in Half!

Child mortality has dropped by 53% over the past 25 years, which falls short of the Millennium Development Goal that called for a two-thirds decline, says a United Nations report. Nearly 6 million children die each year before the age of 5, down from 12.7 million in 1990. (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children are half as likely to die before their fifth birthday now than they were in 1990, researchers said on Wednesday,