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News Outlets Continue To Discuss New Report Examining Disparities In Child Survival

News outlets discuss a new report from Save the Children, titled “Lottery of Birth.”

Devex: The ‘lottery of birth’: How to give every child an equal chance for a better life
“…Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles shared with Devex that while the advances in child mortality strategies reflect a declining trend in the past few years, the progress is unequal and does not paint the reality on the ground where money, race, and birthplace remain critical factors for a child’s chance of survival…” (Santos, 2/5).

Huffington Post: Malawi’s Child Mortality Rate Dropped 72% With A Program Any Poor Country Can Replicate
“A new report found that 78 percent of surveyed countries face overwhelming obstacles in reducing deaths in children. But Malawi’s notable progress proves impoverished countries are capable of keeping more kids alive…” (Goldberg, 2/5).

Humanosphere: Whether child ‘survives to the age of 5’ is a game of chance
“Every minute 255 children are born. The chances of survival for these children varies greatly depending on where in the world they are born. Children born in the poorest places are more likely to die, according to a report released today by Save the Children…” (Murphy, 2/5).

VOA News: Giving Kids Equal Chance at Survival
“…The report, The Lottery of Birth, said, ‘In 78 percent of the countries studied, at least one social or economic group…is being left behind.’ In 16 percent of the countries, the report found ‘inequalities in children’s survival chances increased across all the groups’ for which data was collected. But the report said there are countries already trying to close the equality gap…” (DeCapua, 2/5).

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