WHO Says Health Gap is Narrowing

But child mortality goals will not be reached by 2015 as planned


The World Health Organization's annual statistics show progress is being made around the world in cutting child mortality—but it will miss its target of a two-thirds reduction by 2015.

The number of under-fives dying fell from 12 million in 1990 to less than seven million in 2011, the data shows.

But that will not be enough to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goal.