13 September 2012

UNICEF report points to rapid progress made in reducing child deaths worldwide

Today UNICEF released the latest child mortality estimates with its 2012 Progress Report on Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed. The report  indicates that while the number of children under the age of 5 dying globally has dropped from nearly 12 million in 1990 to an estimated 6.9 million in 2011, almost 19,000 children under 5 still die every day from diseases that are preventable. The report provides further impetus for a renewed global movement to end preventable child deaths. Read more about the release of the report here.