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[Graphic News] UN decries ‘intolerable’ loss of 5 million children in 2021
[Graphic News] UN decries ‘intolerable’ loss of 5 million children in 2021
World NewsJan 26, 2023
An estimated 5 million children under the age of 5 died in 2021, the United Nations said, urging health care investment in underserved communities around the globe to avoid this “immense, intolerable and mostly preventable loss of life.” Some 2.3 million deaths in 2021 occurred in the children’s first month, mostly due to being premature or from complications related to childbirth. After a child’s first month, infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria