Goal #4: Reduce Child Mortality

Reduce the number of deaths of young children under the age of 5 by two-thirds.

About 29,000 children under the age of 5 die everyday. Just about 21 kids each minute die mainly from preventable causes.

The Majority of deaths of children under 5 are preventable.

More than 70% of almost 11 million child deaths every year are due to six main causes. These causes include, Diarrhea, Malaria, Neonatal infection, Pneumonia, Preterm delivery, and lack of oxygen at birth.These children could be saved by vaccines, antibiotics, micro-nutrient supplementation, insecticide-treated bed nets, and improved family care.

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