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17,000 children die needlessly every day.

In 2013 one in 11 children in sub-Saharan Africa died before their fifth birthday. Almost two-thirds of these deaths could be avoided by increasing coverage of simple, existing and affordable interventions, such as exclusive breastfeeding and handwashing.

19 Sep 2014

The latest figures show that child mortality continues to decline sharply, but that progress in West Africa is slower than elsewhere.