Slide 1
The annual number of under-five deaths declined from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012. Still, 18,000 children die every day.
Slide 2
The global rate of under-five mortality decreased from 90 per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 48 per 1,000 in 2012, a decline of 47% over the past 22 years.
Slide 3
Under-five mortality is declining faster now than in the past two decades. The annual rate of reduction more than tripled in 2005-2012 compared to the rate in 1990-1995.
Slide 4
Under-five mortality rates vary greatly by country: in Luxembourg, the under-five mortality rate is just 2 per 1,000 live births; in Sierra Leone, it is 182 per 1000.
Slide 5
Neonatal mortality declined from 33 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 21 in 2012, but its overall share of under-five deaths increased.
Slide 5
To meet the MDG 4 target by its agreed date of 2015, an additional 3.5 million children's lives above the current trend rate will need to be saved between 2013 and 2015.
CME Info is a database containing the latest child mortality estimates based on the research of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation.

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New Updates: Latest Release

13 September 2013
The UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation released the latest estimates on child mortality.

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A detailed explanation of the B3 model used in developing the UN IGME child mortality estimates is available here.

For more information on the child mortality estimation methods, refer to the PLOS Medicine Collection on Child Mortality Estimation Methods.

Also available for download:
Under-five mortality estimates: Rates and Deaths
Infant mortality estimates: Rates and Deaths
Neonatal mortality estimates: Rates and Deaths
Sex-specific under-five mortality rate: Estimates
Sex-specific infant mortality rate: Estimates
Annual rate of reduction of under-five mortality: Estimates and 90% uncertainty intervals
Country-specific methodological notes: Summary
Underlying data: Under-five mortality rate and infant mortality rate

Last update - 13 September 2013