Which countries have the highest mortality rate for children under 5?
This year, more than 7 million children will die before
they turn 5 years old.
Nearly all of these deaths occur in poor countries and almost every one of them can be prevented. The good news is that low-cost interventions, such as adequate nutrition, bed nets and skilled health workers, keep children alive. In fact, child mortality rates have dropped 70 percent during the past 50 years.