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10 facts on child health

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Greater investment is key

Greater investment will help in reducing the under-five mortality rate by two-thirds by 2015 (Millennium Development Goal 4). Public and private partners must come together to fill the gap in order to meet this ambitious, but achievable goal. The launch of the Commission on Information and Accountability and of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and several large bilateral donor pledges in recent months are important steps in the right direction.

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