According to UNICEF, child mortality rates are falling steadily everywhere across the globe. Since 1990, it has fallen 47 percent
. Even though this decline may seem impressive, it is still short of a Millennium Development Goal of a two-thirds reduction.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of child mortality anywhere in the globe. The average under-five mortality rate stood at 98 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012 - 16 times higher than high-income nations
. Taken together, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia accounted for 81 percent of global child deaths in 2012.