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Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of U.N., World Bank Report On Global Child Mortality

Quartz India: More infants died in India last year than in Pakistan, China, and Ethiopia put together
“The world’s fastest growing major economy recorded the highest number of infant and neonatal deaths in 2017, according to the annual report of the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME), released on Sept. 18. The report relied on World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and World Bank figures…” (Singh, 9/18).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child deaths from preventable causes cut by half since 2000 — U.N.
“…World leaders adopted the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, a year in which 11.2 million children below age 15 died from preventable diseases, a lack of clean water, malnutrition, and during birth. That number fell to 6.3 million in 2017 — or one child dying every five seconds — according to the [report]…” (Taylor, 9/18).

United Press International: WHO: Child mortality, tuberculosis crises on track to worsen by 2030
“…Most of the deaths of children younger than five years are due to pneumonia, malaria, and other treatable diseases or complications during birth. Geographical elements have greatly contributed to the number of child deaths as more than half of the deaths of children under the age of five took place in sub-Saharan African and one-third took place in Southern Asia…” (Uria, 9/18).

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