UNICEF/WHO Low Birthweight Estimates: Levels and trends 2000-2015
The new analysis is based on 281 million births in 148 countries. This is the first time such estimates have been made available globally, making it possible to track progress and target initiatives that help newborns thrive.
We believe that consistent, credible data about children’s situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to realizing the rights of every child.
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Children aged 2 to 4 worldwide experience violent discipline by their caregivers on a regular basis
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.