Despite determined global progress, an increasing proportion of child deaths are in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia.
Four out of five every five deaths of children under age five occur in these regions
Children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families
In sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in 13 children died before their fifth birthday. In high-income countries, that number was 1 in 185
Health and wellbeing is an essential foundation for optimal education
“Without urgent action, 56 million children under 5 will die from now until 2030 – half of them newborns,” said Laurence Chandy, UNICEF Director of Data, Research and Policy. We have made remarkable progress to save children since 1990, but millions are still dying because of who they are and where they are born. With simple solutions like medicines, clean water, electricity and vaccines, we can change that reality for every child.”Source: WHO, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group
Source link: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/18-09-2018-a-child-under-15-dies-every-5-seconds-around-the-world-#:~:text=An%20estimated%206.3%20million%20children,and%20the%20World%20Bank%20Group.