Child Mortality 2000-2017

Updated October 16, 2019

In 2000, 9.7 million children died before their 5th birthday. Between 2000 and 2017, global child death rates decreased significantly, saving millions of children. By 2017, the number of child deaths dropped to 5.4 million. Helping children survive and thrive is one of the most important global goals for health and development.

Explore our first-ever scrolling story that highlights key findings from our new study on under-5 mortality. Just click and scroll to see highlights and animations from the study.

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