New estimates for causes of child mortality
New global, regional and national estimates for the causes of child mortality since 2000 were recently published in the Lancet. For newborns, progress in reducing deaths has been especially slow. Over 3 million newborns died in 2010. This was only down by 600,000 from 10 years earlier. Newborn deaths now account for 40% of all under five childhood deaths, up from 38% in 2000.
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