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10 facts on child health

A health worker examines a young boy held by his mother, Sudan
WHO/Yassir Abo Gadr

About two-thirds of child deaths are preventable

They are preventable through access to practical, low-cost interventions, and effective primary care up to five years of age. Child health is improving, but serious challenges remain to achieve global goals to reduce deaths. Stronger health systems are crucial for improving access to care and prevention.

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