Levels and Trends in Child Mortality
Tremendous progress in child survival has been made over the past three decades. And yet, one child or young adolescent died every five seconds in 2018. The vast majority of these deaths (85 per cent) occur in the first 5 years of life, of which almost half (47 per cent) happen during the first month.
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