Most Child Deaths Concentrated in 10 Asian, African Nations: Study

November 11, 2016

(Reuters) –  Sixty percent of the world’s 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality.  The study published in The Lancet medical journal said the latest data highlights the inequality in children’s death among the 194 countries it studied, even though the number of under-five deaths has fallen by 4 million compared to 2010.

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