How does progress towards the child mortality millennium development goal affect inequalities between the poorest and least poor? Analysis of Demographic and Health Survey data

Moser, Kath A.; Leon, David A.; Gwatkin, Davidson R.
November 2005
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/19/2005, Vol. 331 Issue 7526, p1180
Academic Journal
This article reports on the millennium development goals (MDG) that have been widely accepted as a framework for improving health and welfare worldwide. Child mortality is one of the most important and most preventable global health concerns. In many poor countries, 10-20% of children die before reaching the age of five. The child mortality MDG is to reduce the under five mortality rate by two thirds between 1990 and 2015.


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