Child Mortality Rates Fall, But Millennium Development Goal Is Still Far Off

A report released by UNICEF Thursday says the world will not meet the UN’s Millennium Development Goal on child mortality until 2028.

The number of children who die before their fifth birthday declined by nearly 50 percent between 1990 and 2012, from more than 12 million to 6.6 million, according to a new UNICEF report. Despite the good news, the world is not on track to reach the United Nations' Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to cut the 1990 child mortality rates by

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