Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Nine deaths every minute

http://www.guardian.co.uk/hearafrica05/story/0,15756,1501648,00.html

The UN says the trends in child mortality raise particularly grave concerns.

"Currently 4.8 million children in sub-Saharan Africa die before the age of five every year - that is nine deaths every minute. With one fifth of the world's births, sub-Saharan Africa currently accounts for 45% of child deaths."

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