Levels & Trends in Child Mortality, Report 2015

As the concluding year of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches and planning for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) is in full swing, the world’s leading aid agencies are calling for improved evidence-based estimation of child mortality. By having a broad and accurate evidence base of child mortality, world leaders will be better prepared to identify potential challenges to ending preventable deaths of newborns and children under age five.

Comprised of representatives from UNICEF, WHO, and the United Nations Population division, the Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) updates child mortality estimates annually. This report prevents the group’s latest estimates of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality up to the year 2015, and assesses progress at the country, regional, and global levels.

Published 2015-09-14

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