Every Child Survives and Thrives

© UNICEF/UNI317535// Frank Dejongh
Democratic Republic of the Congo

According to the latest child mortality report, the number of children dying before the age of 5 is at a new low. UNICEF has helped to cut the world’s child mortality rate by 62% since 1990, one of the greatest global success stories in the last 30 years. In partnership with UNICEF, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) played a leading role in reducing child deaths by increasing access to lifesaving vaccines, quality nutrition, and other cost-effective interventions.

Despite the incredible progress made,

  • every day, 15,000 children still die from preventable causes, including vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, maternal and neonatal tetanus, and pneumonia;
  • 7,000 of the daily deaths are children under a month old, and more than 80% of the newborns who died in 2017 died from preventable and treatable causes;
  • 303,000 women still die every year from complications during pregnancy or childbirth.

You can play a vital role in this urgent fight to save millions of childrens' lives.

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