14 December 2008

Reducing Child Mortality ~ On Achieving MDG #4

Gapminder's Hans Rosling shows progress over time in achieving Millennium Development Goal #4 -- Reducing Child Mortality: cutting by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate -- in this Gapcast #11... You can map your own combination of statistics over time through the Gapminder World tool. There's much more work to be done to accomplish MDG #4: over 25,000 children under five die each day, mostly from preventable causes. That's just appalling. This is a population the size of MIT dying -- unnecessarily -- every day. Here's UNICEF television report on progress...

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