Mapping 123 million neonatal, infant and child deaths between 2000 and 2017 Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Since 2000, many countries have achieved considerable success in improving child survival, but localized progress remains unclear. To inform efforts towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3.2-to end preventable child deaths by 2030-we need consistently estimated data at the subnational level regarding child mortality rates and trends. Here we quantified, for the period 2000-2017, the subnational variation in mortality rates and number of deaths of neonates, infants and children under 5 years of age within 99 low- and middle-income countries using a geostatistical survival model. We estimated that 32% of children under 5 in these countries lived in districts that had attained rates of 25 or fewer child deaths per 1,000 live births by 2017, and that 58% of child deaths between 2000 and 2017 in these countries could have been averted in the absence of geographical inequality. This study enables the identification of high-mortality clusters, patterns of progress and geographical inequalities to inform appropriate investments and implementations that will help to improve the health of all populations.

authors

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  • Henry, Nathaniel J
  • Collison, Michael L
  • Marczak, Laurie B
  • Sligar, Amber
  • Watson, Stefanie
  • Marquez, Neal
  • Abbasalizad-Farhangi, Mahdieh
  • Abbasi, Masoumeh
  • Abd-Allah, Foad
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  • Abdollahi, Mohammad
  • Abdollahpour, Ibrahim
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  • Abrigo, Michael RM
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  • Adekanmbi, Victor
  • Adham, Davoud
  • Afshari, Mahdi
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  • Ahmadpour, Ehsan
  • Ahmed, Rushdia
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  • 2019

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