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ERIC Number: ED560012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
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Children in Africa: Key Statistics on Child Survival, Protection and Development
This report presents key statistics relating to: (1) child malnutrition in Africa; (2) HIV/AIDS and Malaria in Africa; (3) child marriage, birth registration and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C); (4) education in Africa; (5) child mortality in Africa; (6) Drinking water and sanitation in Africa; and (7) maternal health in Africa. Highlighted statistics include: (1) In Africa, mortality rates among children under five decreased by 45 per cent between 1990 and 2012, but still half of the world's 6.6 million under-five deaths occur in Africa; (2) Pneumonia, malaria and diarrhoea account for 40% of all under-five deaths in Africa; (3) At least 1 in 3 children under five in Africa were stunted in 2011; (4) In 2012, there were an estimated 2.9 million children under 15 years living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa; (5) Over half of the world's out-of-school children (33 million) live in Africa; (6) The population in Africa with access to an improved drinking source more than doubled from 1990 to 2012; and (7) There has been major progress in the last decade in the use of insecticide-treated nets among children.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Data and Analytics
Identifiers - Location: Africa