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UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Group: Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates, 2019 edition

Good nutrition allows children to survive, grow, develop, learn, play, participate and contribute while malnutrition robs children of their futures and leaves young lives hanging in the balance.

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Levels and Trends in Child Mortality

An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, according to the new report. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of life and most could have been prevented. Most children under 5 die from preventable or treatable causes like complications during birth, pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal sepsis and malaria.