Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Levels and trends in child mortality 2015

UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN-DESA Population Division

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Publication details

Number of pages: 36
Publication date: 2015
Languages: English



The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN-IGME) updates child mortality estimates annually for monitoring progress. This report presents the UN-IGME’s latest estimates, up to year end of 2015, of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality and assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the country, regional and global levels.

Estimates to year end of 2016 will be published in September 2017.

It aims to help countries and partners give high priority to reducing newborn and child mortality, particularly by targeting the major killers of children with effective preventive and curative interventions.

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