UN Sustainable Development reports:
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality.
- Children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families.
- Children of educated mothers are more likely to survive than children of mothers with no education.
- Maternal mortality has fallen by almost 50 per cent since 1990
- In Eastern Asia, Northern Africa and Southern Asia, maternal mortality has declined by around two-thirds
For complete report and information visit: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/health/