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Eritrea surpassed child mortality MDG target

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Eritrea surpassed child mortality MDG target

By CapitalEritrea,

New data released last Tuesday by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.

New estimates in Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014 show that in 2013, 6.3 million children under five died from mostly preventable causes, around 200,000 fewer than in 2012, but still equal to nearly 17,000 child deaths each day, said UNICEF.

“There has been dramatic and accelerating progress in reducing mortality among children, and the data prove that success is possible even for poorly resourced countries,” said Mickey Chopra, head UNICEF’s of global health programmes. “There is now a gathering momentum from countries in every part of the world to make sure proven, cost-effective interventions are applied where they will save the most lives.”

In 2013, 2.8 million babies died within the first month of life, which represents about 44 per cent of all under-five deaths. About two-thirds of these deaths occurred in just 10 countries. While the number of neo-natal deaths have declined, progress has been slower than for the overall under-five mortality rate.

In June this year, WHO, UNICEF and partners issued the first-ever global plan to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths by 2035.

The Every Newborn Action Plan calls for all countries to take steps to provide basic, cost-effective health services – in particular around the time of childbirth, as well as for small and sick babies – and to improve the quality of care.

 “The global community is poised to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths within a generation,” said Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General at WHO. “We know what to do and we know how to do it. The challenge now is to move from plan to action – we are pleased to see countries like India beginning to lead the way.”

Among the report’s other major findings:

  • Eight of the 60 countries identified as ‘high mortality countries’ – with at least 40 under-five deaths for every 1,000 live births – have already reached or surpassed the MDG target (67 per cent reduction). The countries are Malawi (72), Bangladesh (71), Liberia (71), Tanzania (69), Ethiopia (69), Timor-Leste (68), Niger (68) and Eritrea (67).

  • Eastern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and Northern Africa, have already reduced the under-five mortality rate by more than two-thirds since 1990.

  • Two countries, India (21 per cent) and Nigeria (13 per cent), together account for more than one-third of deaths among children below 5 years of age.

  • While Sub-Saharan Africa has cut under-five mortality rates by 48 per cent since 1990, it still has the world’s highest rate – 92 deaths per 1,000 live births – nearly 15 times the average in high-income countries.

  • Children born in Angola, which has the highest under-five mortality rate in the world (167 deaths per 1,000 live births), are 84 times more likely to die before the age of five than children born in Luxembourg, with the lowest rate (2). Within countries, relative wealth, education, and location are key – a child’s risk of dying increases if she or he is born in a remote rural area, into a poor household or to a mother with no education.

The leading causes of under-five deaths are pre-term birth complications (17 per cent); pneumonia (15 per cent); complications during labour and delivery (11 per cent); diarrhoea (9 per cent); and malaria (7 per cent). Under-nutrition contributes to nearly half of all under-five deaths.

“For continued progress, it is essential to invest more in health systems that deliver high-quality, affordable services to all women and children who need them,” said Olusoji Adeyi, Director of Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank Group.

The report notes that major improvements in child survival are in part due to affordable, evidence-based interventions against the leading infectious diseases, such as immunization, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, rehydration treatment for diarrhoea, nutritional supplements and therapeutic foods. The major causes of neonatal mortality – pre-term birth complications (35 per cent) or problems during delivery or birth (24 per cent) – require health interventions closely linked with protecting maternal health.

The Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014 report is developed annually by the United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, which is led by UNICEF and includes the World Health Organization, the World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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  1. ለሚና፡ሐሲና፡ኮዲምና፡ሰሪቅና፡ከይኮነ፡ፅኢርና፡ለፊእና፡ደኪምና፡ስለዝኮነ

  2. Yes my dear Mekonnen! The progress is commendable but still the effort and appreciation as well as GENUINE SUPPORT OF US to our gov't is crucial. God also gives blessing if we say 'temesgen'.
    Thanks to the good system of UNICEF (with the collaboration of other UN agencies) at large and in particular the dedicated of its staff in every office.

  3. ንስራሕ፡ንጽአር፡

  4. ማሰዶ ክብለልካ ኣውሎ ኣውሎ
    ኤረትራዊ ጅግና ይካኣሎ
    ዋርሳይ ሓየት ብርኪ ሊሎ
    ንስኻ ዘይትኽእሎ እንታይ ኣሎ
    ንስኻ ዘይሳዓርካዮ ኸ መን ኣሎ
    ናትካ ስርሒትስ እንታይ ኢና ክንብሎ
    አረ እንታይ ንበሎ ኣሎ እወ እ ን ታ ይ ንበሎ!!

    ኣውሎ በል ኤረትራዊ ኩልኻ ኣውሎ በል
    ተሳዒሩ ሚለንየም ደቨሎፕመንት ጎል (MDG)
    ተደርዒሙ እወ እቲ ደቨሎፕመንት ጎል
    መን ከማኻ ግዳ ኤረትራዊ ጎብለል!
    እወ ስዒርካዮ ናይ ደቨሎፕመንት ጎል
    ኣውሎ በል ኤረትራዊ ኩልኻ ኣውሎ በል

    ፀባ ስተ ኤረትራዊ ተሓበን
    ዕማማትካ ብኣጋ ትውግን
    ሓንሳእ ምስተኮስካ ዘይተዳግም
    ሽቶ ኣቁጺርካ ብኹሉ ማኣዝን
    እወ ሽቶ ኣቅጺርካ ኣብ ኩሉ ማኣዝን
    ናይ ርሑቅ ቀረባን እተማዛዝን
    ፀባ ስተ ኤረትራዊ ተሓበን
    እወ ማሰ በል ኤረትራዊ ተሓበን ኤረትራዊ ተሓበን

    ማሰ በል ኤረትራዊ ወዲያቱ
    ፍፁም ዘይገደፋ ናይ ኣቦታቱ
    ኣብኩሉ መዳያት ስዒሩ ዝኣቱ
    ናይሰብ ዘይደሊ እንትርፎ ናቱ
    መዓር ንፈተውቱ መርዚ ንፀላእቱ
    ዓለም ዝመስከሮ ብጊሓቱ
    እወ ዓለም ዝመስከሮ ብጊሓቱ

    ኣውሎ በል ኢልካኒ ኣውሎ ኢለልካ
    ማሰ በል ኢልካኒ እወ ማሰ ኢለልካ
    ደስ ኢሉኒ ሓወይ ደስ ይበልካ
    ቃላት ስኢነሎም ቅያታትካ
    ካብቃላት ንላዕሊ እዩ ወ ተግባርካ
    ካብዚ ንላዕሊ ሞ ብምንታይ ንግለፅካ

  5. የቀንየለይ፡እዚ፡ሐወይ(አያይ)

  6. This is why they can't beat us. cuz It's hard to beat people like Eritreans who never gives up. when u work harder u work the more u have of it. there is no shortcut to happiness/achievement. You have to remember that sometimes you have to go through hell to get to heaven.
    Eritrea...steksm say steksm say steksm :).

  7. It may be true that Eritrea has surpassed the child mortality, however, the orphan rate has skyrocked due to the fact that parents are being imprisoned indefinitly, enslaved by the mafia group called PFDJ and parents being unemployed and feeling the criminal regime to better their lives.

  8. ህፃንስ ኣይሙት ደኣ!!

  9. Temesgen amlak, temesgen Hezben Mengesten Eritra be Hafeshawi..nezi abi Awet Ne Hafash

  10. ሀቅካ፡እዝ፡ሀወይ።
    ፀላኢና፡መኒዩ፡ንዝብል ???

  11. Entay gedeseka teshekedademeka abe teseleme teatwe? Nekulu geze alewo. I would have appreciated you if y didn't say 'may be' but y r born sarcastic!

  12. ሓቀኛ ምኽንያትን ወድዓዊ ኩነታትን ዘበገሶ ህዝባዊ ማዕበል እንተተላዒሉ ናይዞም ጐሓላሉ ፖላሶታት ጥራሕ እንተይኮነስ ኣራእሶም እውን ብደናጉልን መደሻን ክፈርስ ፈርስታቶም ኣብ ቅድሚ ደቆም ክፈስስ እዩ:: እቲ ፀገም ግን ፀቢብነት ኣምሓሩ ኣብታ ሃገር ሓቀኛ ምኽንያትን ወድዓዊ ኩነታትን ዘበገሶ ህዝባዊ ማዕበል ብቀሊሉ ንኸይለዓል ጅሆ ሒዝዎ ኣሎ:: ንሳቶም ንኩሉ ነገር ብመነፅር ዓሌትነትን ዘርእን ስለዝርእይዎ ብፍላይ ድማ ኣብ ልዕሊ እቲ ካሊእ ኢትዮጵያዊ ንዕቀት ስለዘለዎም ዘስምዕዎ ተቃውሞ ኩሉ ናይ ዘርኣዊነት መልክዕ ስለዘለዎ እዚ ድሑር ኣካይድኦም እዚ ስልጡን ፖለቲካዊ ባህሊ ኣብታ ሃገር ንኸይምዕል ዓብዪ ዕንቅፋት ኮይኑ ኣሎ:: እዚ ኩነታት እዚ ክሳብ ዝሃለወ ድማ በዝሒ ተበለፅትን እጅገኦም ሰብሲቦም ሃፍቲ ህዝቢ ኣብ ምግጣጥ ዝውዕሉን ኣዛብእ ሰብ ስልጣን ዝፍጠሩሉ ስርዓት ናይ ምህላው ሓደጋ ዘይተርፍ እዩ:: ጐይታይ መኮነን ግን ስለ ኹነታት ትግራይ ግጉይ መረዳእታ ኣለዎም:

    ወሪድዋ ትግራይ'ታ ዘይሓልፈላ

    መሪፃ ምስሃበት ደቃ መላምላ

    ንዓዶም ክሞቱ በይዛ ክኾኑላ

    ካብ ዛላምበሳ ክሳብ ዲላ

    ካብ ሃረር ክሳብ ጋምቤላ

    ነቶም መራሕቶም ሕድሪ ኢላ

    ምሰረከበቶም ተማህሊላ

    ድሕሪ ዓወት ንኽምለሱላ

    ቶም መራሕቲ ግዲ ተቀይሮም ተኹላ

    ብፆቶም ቀቢሮም መሺጎም ዓዲ ጋላ

    ወያ ትግራይ ግን ሃንቀው ትብል ኣላ

    ካብ ስራሕ በዂራ ኮይና ሻላማላ

    ኣይካብ ፍረ ቃልሳ ኣይካብቶም ዕያላ

    ተስፋ ምስ ቆረፀት ካብቲ ተኹላ

    ካብቲ ዝተሓብኤ ኣብ ደቡብ ኣብ ጋላ

    ዘመድ ክተናዲ ፈታዊ መዋእላ

    ናብ ሰሜን ገፃ ቁልሕምልሕ ኢላ

    ለካ ንሱውን ሓዊ ኣጒዱላ

    "ብኡ የሕልፎ" ክትብል ኮይኑሎ ምዓላ::

    © Jacob 25/09/2014

  13. kkkkkkkk ategikayen ab helmi endyen zenebra.woyo etom kendi shabya ab esrebet eyom zelowu.

  14. እዝ፡ሐወይ፡አቀዲሜ፡፡ስላምታይ፡የብፀሀልካ።
    (1) ፦ጎይታይ፡መኮንን፡ዝበልካዮ፡ኢዩ።
    መልሲ፡ ብ1966 ፡ (ብኢትዮጵያ፡አቆፃፅራ) ፡ ብዝተገበረ፡ሪቮሊሽን፡ኤርትራውያን፡መብዛትሁ፡ክእወት፡ዝገበሩ፡መሬት፡ንሐረስታይ ፡(መሬት፡ላራሹ)፡ዝተባህለ፡ደሀር።እት፡ደደብ፡አድጊ፡መንግስቱ፡ሀይለማሪያም፡ዝሰረቆ፡ምስራቅ፡ጥራይ፡ከይአክሎ፡ንሕዝቢ፡ኢትዮጵያ፡ቀይ፡ሽብር፡ክደግሞ፡ኢያ፡ቀይ፡ሽብር፡ኢሉ፡ንሕዝቢ፡ኢትዮጵያ፡ዝወደኦ፡አብ፡አፍሩካ፡ከምዚ፡ተራእዩ፡ስጋብ፡ህጂ፡ዘይፈልጥ፡ኢዩ፡ሀደ፡ሀደ፡ስባት፡ናይ፡ረዋንዳ፡ይበልፅ፡ኢዩ፡ይብሉ፡ግን፡አይኮነን፡ናይ፡ረዋንዳ፡ብጊዜ(Time)፡ይቅልጥፎ፡እንበር፡ብቁፅሪ፡ናይ፡ኢትዮጵያ፡ይበልፆ፡ኢዩ።

    (2) ፦ ብዛእባ፡ሕዝብ፡ትግራይ፡ንዝበልካዩ፡ንህዝቢ፡ትግራይ፡ፈቲና፡አይፈተና፡ምስኦም፡ጎረቤት፡ኮይና፡ምንባርና፡ዘይተርፍ፡ኢዩ።


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