COVID-19 to reverse child survival gains, say UN agencies

The world recorded an all-time low under-five deaths in 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major disruptions to health services that threaten to undo decades of hard-won progress and put millions of additional lives at stake

Sep 14, 2020
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The world recorded an all-time low under-five deaths in 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major disruptions to health services that threaten to undo decades of hard-won progress and put millions of additional lives at stake.

There were 5.2 million children who died of preventable causes last year, compared to 12.5 million in 1990. But UNICEF, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank say the pandemic may force the mortality rate up again.

“The global community has come too far towards eliminating preventable child deaths to allow the COVID-19 pandemic to stop us in our tracks,” says Henrietta


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