A Story That Should Make Your Year

June 2, 2012 in Daily Bulletin, Signature

Michael Clemens reports on some fascinating numbers coming from sub-Saharan African countries:

  • Child death across these countries are in decline.
  • Not only are the numbers declining – the rate of decline has massively accelerated in the past few years.
  • Senegal tops the list. The country went from 121 under-5 deaths per 1000 births in 2005 to 72 in 2010, a decline of almost 10%.
  • This is a very recent trend. It only started to happen in the second half of the decade.

To read where you can find these numbers, why this is awesome news, why the numbers are so stunning, and how this relates to the Millennium Development Goals, click here.

Source: Center for Global Development

Via: Marginal Revolution