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Deaths of older children: what do the data tell us?

The Millenium Development Goals focused attention on child mortality under age 5 (where it is the highest) and the world has halved the child death rate from 1990 to 2015 (is-the-world-achieving-the-health-related-MDGs). Much less attention has been paid to older children … Continue reading

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Global life expectancy increasing at the frontier rate

WHO Department of Mortality and Burden of Disease coordinator Colin Mathers told Voice of America that astonishing progress has been made in global life expectancy. “We are estimating that over the 25 years of the Millennium Development Goal period, there … Continue reading

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Maternal mortality rates rising in the USA

We released new estimates for maternal mortality rates last week. See post at https://colinmathers.com/2014/05/06/latest-estimates-for-global-maternal-mortality-show-accelerating-progress/ The big story is that faster progress is needed and most countries will not achieve the Millenium Development Goal for a 75% reduction between 1990 and … Continue reading

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