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Six million 300,000 children under the age of 15 died in 2017, a death in the world for the second time last year.Most children die of preventable causes Overfishing could have been prevented - estimates from UNICEF, which are published by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank. 5.4 million children died before their fifth birthday. "Without urgent action, 56 million children under the age of 20 will die by now, half of whom will be born," he said. Laurence Chandy, UNICEF Research Director. "We've achieved significant results since 1990 to save children, but still millions of children die simply because of where they were born. With simple solutions, medicines, clean water, electricity and vaccines, we can change this situation, "he added in 2017, half of the global annual mortality in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. 1 died before his birthday, in high income countries it was 1 out of 185.The worst is happening in Somalia, of a thousand children born alive, 127 did not win their fifth birthday in 2017. In North America and Europe, on the other hand, on average, 6 children died before their fifth birthday. Iceland, Slovenia and San Marino perform best in Europe (2 children), 5 in Hungary, 8 in Romania, 4 in Germany. " Roma children have worse mortality rates than non-Roma. The main risk factors - just like everywhere in the world - are our low school, income, health conditions, health, and health services. Dr. Katalin Tausz, UNICEF's Director of Children's Rights in Hungary."Infants and millions of children should not die every year due to lack of access to water, hygiene, adequate nutrition and basic health," he said. Dr. Princess Nono Simelela, World Health Organization (WHO) Family Deputy Director General for Health, Women and Children. "All children should be guaranteed universal access to quality health care, especially during childbirth and early years, to ensure that they receive the best possible care." such as birth complications, pneumonia, diarrhea, neonatal sepsis and malaria.For all children, the first phase of life is the most dangerous. In 2017, 2.5 million babies died in the first month. Children born in sub-Saharan Africa or southern Asia die nine times more likely in the first month of birth than a child born in a high-income country.Inequalities are also significant within countries. The mortality rate for children younger than one year is 50 percent higher for children in rural areas than for those living in urban areas. Children of uneducated mothers die more than twice as likely to have a middle age as children of middle or higher mothers. Despite these challenges, fewer children worldwide die. Mortality rates for those under the age of five have significantly improved, with 12.6 million deaths in 1990, significantly more than the 5.4 million reported in 2017. Specialists emphasize that improving the basic living conditions and educating mothers can further reduce the mortality rate of the most served children.
- The vaccine could save 1.4 million children every year
- 15 million premature births per year
- 19 million children do not have access to vaccines in the world