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Global Child Mortality Rate Shows Sharp Decline, Says Study

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Global Child Mortality Rate Shows Sharp Decline, Says Study

Global Child Mortality Rate Shows Sharp Decline, Says Study

Global Child Mortality Rate Shows Sharp Decline, Says Study The report was released by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

It found a drastic improvement in child mortality rates almost everywhere in the world.

This is due to international and government efforts to combat child poverty and disease.

20 years ago, the child mortality rate was about one out of every sixteen children.

This means that nearly ten million children died before their fifth birthday.

By 2017, that number was reduced by almost 50%.

While encouraging, the report also revealed severe inequality in the poorest districts of the poorest countries.

The data could help development groups and governments to focus their efforts in areas with the highest rates.

Dean Jamison, Global Health Professor, UCSF, via 'The New York Times'

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