Child mortality in Iran’s provinces: successes and future needs

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Lancet Global Health
The Lancet Global Health is The Lancet's first gold open-access title and focuses on original research, commentary, correspondence and blogs on topics including maternal and child health, infectious and noncommunicable diseases, mental health, and more. The Editor is Zoë Mullan.

In The Lancet Global Health, Younes Mohammadi and colleagues1 present an estimate of the change in under-5 child mortality rate (CMR) from 1990 to 2015 in Iran. The dramatic 70% reduction means that Iran as a whole achieved Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG4) and was one of the best performers in the Middle East and North Africa region in absolute reduction of CMR during the past four decades.2 The figure is also higher than the worldwide estimate of a 52·0% decrease in CMR as provided by the Global Burden of Disease Study (2015).

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