This Map Shows The Extraordinary Way The World Is Becoming A Better Place

July 5, 2014 2:56 PM

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Improvements in child and maternal health care have saved the lives of some 90 million children around the world since 1990. According to the United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF), the number of children under the age of five dying of preventable causes each year has plummeted from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012 -- a reduction of nearly fifty percent.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting documented this extraordinary achievement in an interactive world map tracking country's mortality rates for children under five using UNICEF data.

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