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[Comment] Child survival in 2015: much accomplished, but more to do

The year 2015 marks the end of the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the beginning of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For child survival, which is the fourth goal of the MDGs and an important proposed indicator for the SDG health goal, 2015 is a crucial time to take stock of national, regional, and global progress. In The Lancet, Danzhen You and colleagues,1 on behalf of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), estimate under-5 mortality levels and trends for 1990–2015, and project how these rates will change up to 2030 in various hypothetical scenarios.

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