6 Reduce child mortality

Where we are?

Disparities in access to health and education between rural and urban areas are an obstacle towards achieving the low mortality rate of Western European countries. (PHOTO: Igor Banskoliev/UNDP)

Further reduce the infant and under-five mortality rate; eliminate measles by 2015.

The infant mortality rate has reduced from 31.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 11.3 in 2003 and 10.3 in 2007. There has been a significant drop in measles to a single reported case in 2007, which is lower than the incidence rate in the EU.  Immunization rates against measles exceeded the recommended rates and reached over 95%.

Targets for MDG4
  1. Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five
    • Under-five mortality rate
    • Infant mortality rate
    • Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles