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One in 12 children dies before age 5 from preventable disease

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1056
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    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 …

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