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Imagine a world where every child has an opportunity to grow up healthy and strong.

Where every mother can safely bring her baby into the world and make a promise to that child, to keep her safe. A world where every mother has access to the support and resources she needs to keep that promise. So that every child can dream fearlessly. Learn. And grow into independent, productive adults.

WHAT INTERVENTIONS ARE NEEDED TO ENSURE CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH?

PRE-PREGNANCY

PREGNANCY

BIRTH

POSTNATAL

INFANCY

CHILDHOOD

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Current progress and disparities in under-five mortality
  • In 2015, 16,000 children under 5 years old died every day

    Or 5.9 million per year, 700 per hour, and 11 per minute.

  • And 45% of those under-5 deaths occur within the first 28 days of life

    The first 28 days of life are the most dangerous for any child. Proven, cost-effective interventions can avert many neonatal deaths, but too few mothers and newborns are benefitting from them

  • But progress is leading to a dramatic drop in child mortality

    The total number of under-five deaths (5.9 million) and the rate of under-five mortality (43 per 1000 live births) have fallen by more than half since 1990.

  • And this progress is going at an accelerated pace, especially in sub-Saharan Africa

    The annual rate of reduction has doubled in the from 2000-2015 as compared to the 19990’s.

  • 48 million children under 5 have been saved since 2000

    18 of the 48 million were saved because of accelerated progress since 2000. by more than half since 1990.

Every one of these is a child who has lost her future. Every one a loss to grieving parents. Every one a child we failed.

Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF

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