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Child Deaths Drop Sharply

2009-07-01 10:34:14

Note for the Media WHO/3
21 May 2009

Mid-way report card on health-related Millennium Development Goals mixed, says WHO

21 MAY 2009 | GENEVA -- Deaths of children aged under five years have dropped by 27% globally since 1990, according to the latest WHO estimates. But in WHO’s first progress report on the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) released today in the World Health Statistics 2009, other results are mixed.

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