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Child Mortality Gap Narrows in Developing Countries

Child mortality rates have dropped to record lows in developing countries. Improved government action and simple protective health measures are narrowing the mortality gap in children under five years old between the richest and the poorest families. According to the United Nations, the number of deaths in children under five has dropped from 12.7 million in 1990 to about 6.3 million in 2013, or about 17,000 deaths per day. Stanford University population health analyst Eran Bendavid...

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