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WHO welcomes the extensive Ebola support from the United States of America

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WHO welcomes the contribution from the Government of the United States of America to significantly build upon their previous Ebola response in West Africa.

New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

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New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.

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