Zimbabwe: Child mortality rate on the rise

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Zimbabwe’s infant mortality rate has risen by 20 percent over the past two decades as children under five succumb to the HIV pandemic and pneumonia, states Reuters. The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said a survey it carried out with Zimbabwe’s government in May this year showed the number of children dying under the age of five had risen by 20 percent since 1990, the baseline year for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

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