Less than half the world is likely to meet target for cutting child deathsBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7470.818-a (Published 07 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:818
- Caroline White
According to a progress report from UNICEF published this week, less than half the world is on track to meet the United Nations' target to cut death rates among children aged under 5 years. The report, Progress for Children, also says that an estimated 11 million children are still dying needlessly every year.
In September 2000, the United Nations set several millennium development goals, one of which was to reduce the 1990 death rates among the under 5s by two thirds by 2015—a fall from 93 to 31 in every …