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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.

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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.