Childhood mortality is still a worldwide problem

on January 7, 2010

It used to be common, but infant and childhood mortality in the US has dropped significantly in the past 100 years. It is still an enormous problem worldwide, with dozens of countries still losing over 10% of their children before they turn 5. Use this viz to explore and understand neonatal mortality across the world.

Sourced from UNICEF, this data highlights income and health disparities across the globe. Click or highlight a specific area to see a country in more detail.

By selecting a continent, I can gain a very quick understanding of the overall trend through the graph on the right. Africa, has improved greatly over the past 10 years, with several exceptions.

Download the data set here.