Hot Spots

While much progress has been made reducing child mortality levels, convergence has not been universal, and our data show areas in which under-5 mortality rates are on a trajectory to remain high if progress is not accelerated. We calculated the annualized rates of change in mortality needed to achieve a mortality rate below the SDG target on the basis of our estimates of under-five mortality in the 2000s.

Decline needed to meet SDG target

Annualised rates of decline needed between 2000s and 2030 to meet SDG target of under 25 deaths per 1000 child-years; blue indicates areas that have already reached target.

Which areas are not on pace to meet SDG target?

Mortality hotspots not currently on pace to meet the target; colors indicate percentage point acceleration in annual rate of change needed to meet target.