One in 12 children dies before age 5 from preventable diseaseBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7345.1056/a (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1056
- Fiona Fleck
A 12 year study on the world's children to be presented at a United Nations conference in May concluded that child mortality is still high despite a decade of unprecedented economic growth.
The study found that while child mortality fell by 11%, from 93 to 83 deaths per 1000 live births during the 1990s—1 in every 12 children dies before age 5 from preventable diseases.
The 102 page study—an update of a 1990 report covering child heath, education, nutrition, and protection in nearly 150 countries—concluded that healthy and educated children are vital …