REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY
Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate
- Between 1990 and 2015, the global under-five mortality rate has declined by more than half, dropping from 90 to 43 deaths per 1000 live births.
- Between 1990 and 2015, the number of deaths in children under five worldwide declined from 12.7 million in 1990 to almost 6 million in 2015.
- Children in rural areas are about 1.7 times more likely to die before their fifth birthday as those in urban areas.
- Children of mothers with secondary or higher education are almost three times as likely to survive as children of mothers with no education.
- While Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s highest child mortality rate, the absolute decline in child mortality has been the largest over the past two decades.
- Every day in 2015, 16,000 children under five continue to die, mostly from preventable causes. Child survival must remain a focus of the new sustainable development agenda.
MDG 4 Infographic