State of the World’s Children 2008


Each day about 26,000 children under age 5, most of whom live in developing regions, die from preventable causes. UNICEF is striving to reduce those deaths by two-thirds by 2015, which would lower the total to around 4 million a year. That would require increased community health initiatives in the most desperate regions, such as Sub-Saharan Africa and West/Central Africa. Key strategies include reducing poverty and hunger, improving maternal care, combating HIV, AIDS and malaria, and providing clean water. Free, 164 pages. (212) 326-7000,


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