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Great News? From Africa? YES. Seriously.

An incredible decline in child mortality is sweeping through Africa. The larger the bar, the greater the annual decline in child mortality. The center line is the millennium development goal of "reducing by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate," a goal that most countries are on pace to achieve. This is one in a list of eight MDG goals that every member of the United Nations has agreed to achieve by the year 2015.