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Substantial global progress has been made in reducing child deaths since 1990. The under-five mortality rate has dropped 53 percent since 1990, and the number of under-five deaths dropped from 12.7 million in 1990 to 5.9 million in 2015.
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Globally, the neonatal mortality rate fell from 36 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 19 in 2015 - but the decline has been slower than that of post-neonatal under-five mortality.
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The world as a whole has been accelerating the progress in reducing under-five mortality rate - its annual rate of reduction has increased from 1.8 percent in 1990-2000 to 3.9 percent in 2000-2015.
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The world as a whole has not met the MDG 4 target of a two-thirds reduction in the under-five mortality rate between 1990 and 2015.
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62 countries have met the MDG 4 target.
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The remarkable decline in under-five mortality since 2000 has saved the lives of 48 million children under age five.
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Reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for child mortality will require faster progress, particularly in high-mortality countries.
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Up to 38 million more children under the age of five could be saved by 2030 if progress accelerates to achieve the SDG target.
CME Info is a database containing the latest child mortality estimates based on the research of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation.

Click here to explore country data.

New Updates: Latest Release

9 September 2015

The UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation released the latest estimates on child mortality.

Click here to download the report, and click here to read the Lancet Paper

A detailed explanation of the B3 model used in developing the UN IGME child mortality estimates is available here.

For more information on the child mortality estimation methods, refer to the PLOS Medicine Collection on Child Mortality Estimation Methods.

Also available for download:
Estimates for under-five, infant and neonatal mortality: Estimates
Sex-specific under-five and infant mortality rate: Estimates
Annual rate of reduction of under-five mortality: Estimates and 90% uncertainty intervals
Country-specific methodological notes: Summary
Underlying data: Under-five mortality rate and infant mortality rate
Global and regional estimates: MDG region and UNICEF region

Last update - 9 September 2015