Global child deaths reach historic low in 2022

GENEVA/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, 13 March 2024 – The number of children who died before their fifth birthday has reached a historic low, dropping to 4.9 million in 2022, according to the latest estimates released today by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME). “Behind these numbers lie the stories of midwives and skilled