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60% Of Child Deaths Occur In 10 Nations In Asia, Africa, According To Lancet Study

Agence France-Presse: Bulk of world’s child deaths in just 10 countries: study
“Sixty percent of the 5.9 million children under five who died last year were in just 10 countries in Africa and Asia, an evaluation of global infant health revealed Friday. Pneumonia was the leading killer in five of them, all in Africa: Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania, said a study published in The Lancet medical journal…” (Le Roux, 11/10).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Most child deaths concentrated in 10 Asian, African nations: study
“…The study published in The Lancet medical journal said the latest data highlight the inequality in children’s death among the 194 countries it studied, even though the number of under-five deaths has fallen by four million compared to 2010. … The two leading causes were complications due to premature birth and pneumonia, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the World Health Organization…” (Yi, 11/11).

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