Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed. Progress Report 2013

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UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

New UNICEF report tracking global progress made to date towards fulfilling the world’s commitment to save children from dying of preventable causes.

 If current trends continue, the world will not meet Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG4), which calls for reducing  by two thirds the under-five mortality rate by 2015. Without faster progress in reducing preventable diseases, the world as a whole will not reach the target until 2028 -13 years after the deadline – and as many as 35 million more children could die, mostly from preventable causes, between 2015 and 2028.

The 2013 progress report is the second in a series intended to track progress on child survival and promote accountability for global commitments.

The report  covers:

  • Trends and levels in under-five mortality over the past two decades
  • Analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG 4)
  • Causes of and interventions against child mortality
  • Highlights of national and global initiatives by governments, civil society and the private sector to accelerate progress on child survival
  • Statistical tables of child mortality and causes of under-five deaths by country and UNICEF regional classification. 

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