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.