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The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

6 March 2017. More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say … Ver más

Infant and young child feeding

September 2016. Undernutrition is estimated to be associated with 2.7 million child deaths annually or 45% of all child deaths. Infant and young child feeding is a key area to improve child survival and promote healthy growth and development. The first 2 years of a child’s life are particularly important, as optimal nutrition during this … Ver más

Editorial: Unexcused child deaths

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Pneumonia

September 2016. Pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide. Pneumonia killed 920 136 children under the age of 5 in 2015, accounting for 16% of all deaths of children under five years old. Pneumonia affects children and families everywhere, but is most prevalent in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Children … Ver más

More than half of the deaths of children under age 5 in Bogotá could be avoided: Experts

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Unicef alerts death risk of 69 million children by 2030

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Scholarship for international course on early childhood education Sorry, this entry is only available in Español.


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Medellin seeks to reduce teen pregnancy rates, with IDB support Sorry, this entry is only available in Español.



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