How Will We End Preventable Child Deaths By 2035?

Accessed 15 June 2013

How Will We End Preventable Child Deaths By 2035?
11 June 2013
By Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID
“…Nearly 30 years ago, USAID and UNICEF, with the support of the U.S. Congress, launched a “child survival revolution” aimed at reducing the number of deaths among young children in developing countries.  At the time, an estimated 15 million children under age 5 in the developing world died from common preventable diseases each year.  If the world had done nothing, that number today would be about 17 million each year. Instead, it was 6.9 million in 2011.  This progress gives us great hope for success in the future…”