What do under-5 mortality rates tell us?

  • How well a district, region, province or nation is caring for their children
  • Which districts, regions or provinces have the greatest need for better child care
  • It allows for comparison of mortality rates between different areas or countries with a similar income. In other words, how well we are using our income to improve the health of children.
  • It helps identify areas or age groups where the causes of childhood death need urgent investigation.

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