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Levels and Trends in Child Mortality - Report 2012.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0452/de Viguerie - Sudan - A newborn is weighed minutes after being born in Wau Hospital in the city of Wau, capital of Western Bahr al Ghazal State in Southern Sudan. The premature infant was born two months early and died a few hours later in his mother’s arms. His mother, Mary Akwu, has lost all seven of the babies that she has delivered. Southern Sudan has one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates, at 102 deaths per 1,000 live births.

This report assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the regional and global levels using the latest estimates of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality developed by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME).