Women, children, poverty…
| 24 September 2010 | FEATURES |
What’s missing from the Millennium Development Goals programme?
Child mortality drops around the world but some rich countries lag
The number of children under five dying has declined substantially in
the past 20 years and the rate of decline is speeding up, according to a
report in The Lancet medical journal. Some developing countries are
doing surprisingly well, but rates in the US and Britain are not good by
developed world standards -- for reasons that are not clear.