Saturday, September 22, 2007

Child mortality 'at record low'

From the BBC news story from Thursday, 13 September 2007:
Fewer children under the age of five are dying, thanks to immunisation programmes and anti-malaria measures, the UN children's agency, Unicef, says. Worldwide, the number of young children who died in 2006 dropped below 10 million for the first time, it said.
Note that these are lows in terms of absolute numbers. That means that in terms of relative numbers or percentages, the story is even better.

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