Thursday, September 10, 2009

Child Mortality Rate Dropping

The global mortality rate for children younger than 5 years old has dropped to the lowest level on record thanks to better technology and distribution associated with malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, UNICEF says. Even with the decreasing numbers, UNICEF warns the Millennium Development Goal of cutting the rate by two-thirds remains a major challenge, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.