Reducing child mortality – a moral and environmental imperative

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On September 20, 2010, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED co-hosted TEDxChange, an event reflecting on the progress made against the Millennium Development Goals.

On the basis of the most recent data on child mortality, Hans Rosling showed how countries like Kenya and Ghana are now reducing child mortality at an accelerating speed – “Time has come to stop talking about Sub-Saharan Africa as one place”.
He also shows the strong correlation between reducing child mortality and decreasing family size and questions why Singapore, South Korea, Chile, & Qatar are labeled “developing countries” in a recent UNICEF report.

Interactive graph: Relation between Child mortality and Family size

MDG 4 – Reducing Child Mortality

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Reducing Child Mortality

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Nearly 10 million children under five die every year. Almost 90% of all child deaths are attributable to just six conditions: neonatal causes, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles, and HIV/AIDS.

The aim (Millenium Development Goal 4) is to cut child mortality by two thirds by 2015.
How can this be achieved?
Which countries make sufficient progress?
And by which rate did a country like Norway reduce its child mortality the last 100 years?

Watch Gapminder Video #11 to understand the background and the current status of a Millenium Development Goal.

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