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UN: Global Child Mortality Rates Show Steep Drop

Global mortality rates for children under five have fallen by more than half since 1990, when the Millennium Development Goals for addressing effects of poverty were established, a U.N. interagency group reported Wednesday. Despite the huge success, the group's report said most countries still missed the MDG target of reducing child mortality by two-thirds. In 1990, 12.7 million children under five died from largely preventable diseases. The U.N. said that fewer than 6 million...

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