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U.N. Report Shows Progress In Reducing Child Mortality

VOA News: More Children Surviving to Age 5
“In the past 25 years, the world has made remarkable progress in saving the lives of young children, according to the latest report from the United Nations. In 1990, 35,000 children died every day; last year, 15,000 children and babies died daily, the first time that annual child deaths have fallen below the 6 million mark. But most of these deaths could have been prevented, according to a U.N. interagency group that put together this year’s report on child mortality…” (Pearson, 11/3).

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