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Revitalizing efforts against pneumonia and diarrhoea, while bolstering nutrition, could save millions of children Causes of deaths among children under age five, 2008 (percent) HIV/AIDS 2 Injuries 3

Measles 1 Tetanus 1 Diarrhoea 1 Congenital 3 Pneumonia 4

Malaria 8

Other 5

Pneumonia 14

Globally, more than one-third of child deaths are attributable to undernutrition

Neonatal 41

Sepsis 6

Birth asphyxia 9

Diarrhoea 14 Other 16

Preterm birth complications 12

Source: Black R, Cousens S, Johnson H, Lawn J, Rudan I, Bassani D, Jha P, Campbell H, Walker C, Cibulskis R, Eisele T, Liu L, and Mathers C, for the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group of WHO and UNICEF, 2010, “Global, Regional, and National Causes of Child Mortality in 2008: A Systematic Analysis,” Lancet 375(9730): 1969–87.


Trends and Levels in Child Mortality  

UNICEF, UNICEF Norge, Publikasjoner, Publications, trends an levels in child mortality, 2010