Achieving ZeroAnother dramatic drop brings zero closer than ever.
Over the last 50 years, UNICEF and its partners have helped reduce the worldwide child mortality rate by more than 1/2. Much of that success is recent—the result of tried and true lifesaving interventions and programs perfected in more than 150 countries. Four years ago, 25,500 children died every day from preventable causes. Today that number is 22,000. That's 2,000 fewer than just one year ago.