The World’s Forgotten Children, 1970-2000


The World’s Forgotten Children: Child Mortality Rate


Color-coded map shows mortality rate per 1000 live births of children under five years old in 2000. It also shows countries considered “Beacons of hope,” where the greatest improvement in child mortality rate has been accomplished between 1970-2000.

Legend indicates:

  • Dark Blue: Over 175
  • Dark Green: 101-175
  • Light Green: 26-100
  • Light Brown: 11-25
  • Light Blue: 10 and under
  • Light Purple: no data

A more detailed version of this map:


Inheriting the World: The Atlas of Children’s Health and the Environment, Part One: Child health and poverty. By Bruce Gordon, Richard Mackay and Eva Rehfuess, World Health Organization, 2004.
ISBN 92 4 159156 0.


© WHO 2004. All rights reserved.


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