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Diarrhoeal diseases still kill more than 1.5m children under 5 each year

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 13 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1227
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    The number of children under 5 dying each year has fallen to below 10 million for the first time, but a lack of sanitation is still causing many unnecessary deaths, a new report from Unicef revealed this week.

    A new statistical review launched to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly’s special session for children, 10-12 December, has published detailed figures on child health worldwide in four categories: health, HIV/AIDS, education, and the protection of children.

    Progress for Children gives the latest global, national, and regional statistics on how the world is progressing towards achieving the millennium …

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