Progress On Reducing Child Mortality In Afghanistan In Jeopardy As Aid Community Withdraws

NPR: An Afghan Success Story: Fewer Child Deaths
“One of the most dramatic changes in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban is the increase in average life expectancy from 45 to 62 years. That gain is almost entirely a function of reductions in child mortality due to the spread of basic health services. Yet Afghanistan still has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world, and there could be significant backsliding as the international community reduces aid after NATO troops withdraw at the end of this year…” (Carberry, 2/4).