Child Mortality Research 2

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Child Mortality Research 2

Child Mortality;

The death of children and infants under the age of five years old.

With less than five years left until the 2015 deadline, Latin American and the Caribbean countries have come a long way towards keeping their children alive. According to the United Nations Millennium Development Report 2009 , the child mortality rate in Latin America decreased from 54 deaths per 1,000 births in 2000 to 24 deaths per 1,000 births in 2007.

According to the World Bank, a supporter of the program, 94 percent of the Bolsa Familia funds reach the poorest 40 percent of the population. Most of the money is used to buy food, school supplies, and clothes for the children, and the family continues to receive the money only if their children stay in school.


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