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Globally, significant progress has been made in improving child survival. The under-five mortality rate decreased from 90 per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 46 per 1,000 in 2013, a decline of 49%.
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The number of under-five deaths was cut in half between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7 million to 6.3 million. Still, 17,000 children die every day.
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The world is currently reducing under-five mortality faster than at any other time during the past two decades. The annual rate of reduction of under-five mortality more than tripled in 2005-2013 compared to the rate in 1990-1995.
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The first 28 days of life - the neonatal period - represent the most vulnerable time for a child's survival. In 2013, 2.8 million babies died before 28 days of age.
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For too many babies, their day of birth is also their day of death. More than a third, or 1 million neonatal deaths occur on the day of birth and close to 2 million in the first week of life.
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The good news is that neonatal mortality is on the decline globally - drop from 33 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 20 in 2013.
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

16 September 2014
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
Global and regional estimates: MDG region and UNICEF region

Last update - 16 September 2014