Levels and trends in child mortality report 2015

Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, according to a new report released. Under-five deaths have dropped from 12.7 million per year in 1990 to 5.9 million in 2015. New estimates in “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality Report 2015,” released by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group, and the Population Division of UNDESA, indicate that although the global progress has been substantial, 16 000 children under 5 still die every day.