Statistics (source: World Health Organization)
Maternal Mortality - Fact Sheet World Health Organization (May 2014)
- 6.3 million children under the age of five died in 2013.
- More than half of these early child deaths are due to conditions
that could be prevented or treated with access to simple,
- Leading causes of death in under-five children are pre-term birth complications, pneumonia, birth asphyxia, diarrhoea and malaria. About 45% of all child deaths are linked to malnutrition.
- Children in sub-Saharan Africa are more than 15 times more likely to die before the age of five than children in developed regions.
Global under-five mortality rate 1990
The darker countries are coloured, the more concerns.
The areas speak for themselves
2000 - ten years later...
Improvement on a global level!
In the USA, Canada, Western-Europe, Australia, New Zealand less than 10 child deaths (under the age of 5) per 1000 live births.
2013 - no red areas anymore!
Reason for optimism!
But... no reason for less action until the world map shows colourless countries all over the globe.