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World leaders have been steadfast in their commitment to child survival and well-being, and this has contributed to a remarkable decrease in child mortality that is unprecedented in human history. Yet the number of child deaths still remains unacceptably high, especially as many die from causes that we have the power to prevent, and diseases that we have the ability to treat. The fact that on average around 19,000 children still die every day from largely preventable causes reminds us that there is much more work to be done, and that with the scaling up of necessary vaccines, adequate nutrition and basic medical and maternal care, most of these young lives could be saved. We must therefore give new impetus to the global momentum to reduce under-five deaths. Although globally the five leading causes of death among children under five include pneumonia (18%); pre-term birth complications (14%); diarrhea (11%);

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Year 2012
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/UDWN9056
DOI Number 10.52439/UDWN9056
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