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  • Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to under-nutrition. This translates into the unnecessary loss of about 3 million young lives a year. Undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and contributes to delayed recovery.| Related Megatrends: Health
  • Child mortality is relatively low in Europe and Central Asia (16%). Evidence from developing countries shows that children in the poorest 20% of the populations are still up to three times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than children in the richest quantiles. The child mortality rate in sub-Saharan Africa is almost five times higher than that in developing countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. | Related Megatrends: Health
  • The bigger the gap between the rich and the rest of the population, the higher infant mortality

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