The Impact of the Food and Financial Crises on Child Mortality: The case of sub-Saharan Africa

Innocenti Working Papers 2011-01

UNICEF/NYHQ2002-0298/Giacomo Pirozzi - Children queue for lunch at the Hatcliffe Primary One school in the suburban community of Hatcliffe, 22 km outside Harare, the capital
  • Format
  • Co-author(s)
    • Cornia, Giovanni Andrea;
    • Rosignoli, Stefano;
    • Tiberti, Luca;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2011
  • Pages
    • 52
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 631U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


The years 2000-2007 witnessed an average decline in U5MR in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) faster than that recorded during the prior two decades, including in countries with high HIV prevalence rates due to the spread of preventative and curative measures. Despite their gravity, a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the 2008-2009 crises on child mortality is still lacking, and estimates of the number of additional child deaths caused by the crises in SSA vary enormously.


Thematic area

Child Poverty   /  Governance   / 


economic crisis   /  food shortage   /  infant mortality   /