COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths, agencies warn

COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths, agencies warn

With the number of under-five deaths at an all-time recorded low of 5.2 million in 2019, disruptions in child and maternal health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic are putting millions of additional lives at stake NEW YORK/ GENEVA, 9 September 2020- The number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019 – down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990, according to new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the World Bank Group.

By Miki