Slide 1
Globally, substantial progress has been made in reducing child mortality since 1990. The under-five mortality rate should be declined by 58 per cent since 1990, and the number of under-five deaths dropped from 12.6 million in 1990 to 5.4 million in 2017.
Slide 2
An estimated 2.5 million girls and 2.9 million boys under age five died in 2017, while the number of countries showing significant gender disparities fell from 19 in 1990 to 9 in 2017.
Slide 3
The majority of deaths under age 15 occur at the youngest ages. Eighty-five per cent of the 6.3 million deaths among children aged 0-14 in 2017 occurred in the first five years of life, and about half of the 5.4 million under-five deaths in 2017 occurred in the first month of life.
Slide 4
Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with highest under-five and neonatal mortality rates in the world. A child born in sub-Saharan Africa is nine times more likely to die in the first month of life and 14 times more likely to die before reaching age five than a child born in a high-income country.
Slide 5
On current trends, 56 million will die between 2018 and 2030 - half of them will be newborns.
Slide 6
The world has halved the mortality rate among children aged 5-14 since 1990, still, almost 1 million children and young adolescents aged 5-14 died in 2017, mostly of preventable causes.
Slide 7
Globally, deaths among children aged 5-9 accounted for 61 per cent of all deaths of children aged 5-14 in 2017.
Slide 8
On current trends, 51 countries will not achieve the SDG target on under-five mortality and more than 60 countries will not achieve the SDG target on neonatal mortality by 2030 - if progress was accelerated to meet the targets in these countries, 10 million under-five deaths could be averted.
CME Info is a web portal containing all available data and the latest child mortality estimates for each country based on the research of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation.

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New Updates: Latest Release

18 September 2018

The UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation released the latest estimates on child mortality among children under age 5 and children aged 5-14.

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An overview on the methodology used to generate the estimates is available in this year's UN IGME report and in the Explanatory notes (Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Russian).

A more 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.

Datasets for download:

Estimates:

Country estimates of under-five, infant, child and neonatal mortality: Estimates
Country estimates of mortality among children aged 5-14: Estimates
Country estimates of sex-specific under-five, child and infant mortality: Estimates
Country-specific methodological notes: Summary
Global and regional estimates of mortality among children under age 5: SDG region and UNICEF region
Global and regional estimates of mortality among children aged 5-14: SDG region and UNICEF region

Source data:

Source data of mortality among children under age 5: Under-five, infant and neonatal mortality rate
Source data of mortality among children aged 5-14: Probability of dying among children aged 5-14

Last update - 18 September 2018