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Estimated 6.3M Children Under Age 15 Died In 2017, 1 Every 5 Seconds, U.N. Report Says

Reuters: A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths — U.N.
“An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition, and basic health care, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday…” (Kelland, 9/17).

U.N. News: Somewhere, every five seconds, a child under-15 dies: new U.N. report
“…The new mortality estimates study, was released on Monday by the U.N. Children’s Fund [UNICEF], together with … the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.N. Population Division, and the World Bank. According to Laurence Chandy, UNICEF research director, major progress in reducing child mortality has been made in the last quarter century, with the toll dropping by more than half since 1990, but ‘millions are still dying because of who they are, and where they are born’…” (9/17).

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