POVERTY: Millennium development goals: tackling child mortality – interactive
Cutting child mortality around the world is a key millennium development goal. Mortality rates are falling but not fast enough to meet the aim of reducing the rate by two-thirds by 2015, the MDG deadline. Explore the data on where in the world mortality rates are highest, why the cost of saving children varies by region and what the leading causes of death are. You can also read much more about the data behind this interactive.
• Interactive created for the Guardian by Fathom
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