What has contributed to the reduction in mortality rate for children aged under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa?

Yoko Akachi, Maria Steenland and G√ľnther Fink

Akachi authors

Reducing child mortality remains one of the key objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Remarkable progress has been made over the past 25 years, with the global number of deaths of children aged under 5 falling from 13 million in 1990 to six million in 2015. Yet little is known about the relative contributions of specific public health interventions and general improvements in socioeconomic status and educational attainment over the same period.

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