6 Reduce child mortality

Where do we stand?

Big gains have been made in child survival, but efforts must be redoubled to meet the global target.
The target is to reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under five years old mortality rate, from 93 children of every 1,000 dying to 31 of every 1,000.

Under- five mortality rate, 1990 and 2011 (Deaths per 1,000 live births). Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

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UNDP’s work around the globe

  • UNDP in Malaysia

    Empowering single mothers in Malaysia
    UNDP in Malaysia

    Single mothers in Malaysia face many challenges, but those living in poverty face plenty more. In addition to the financial challenges and the responsibilities of being more

1.68 years
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG4
  1. Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five
    • Under-five mortality rate
    • Infant mortality rate
    • Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles