6 Reduce child mortality

Where we are?

UNDP works with the national counterparts to reduce child mortality rates all across Sudan ( Photo: UNDP Sudan)

• Pneumonia, malaria, diarrhea, and malnutrition usually still represent the major causes of under-five illness and deaths.
• The result of Sudan House Hold Survey (2010) showed clear decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in   Sudan, where IMR  had declined from nearly 80/1000 LB in mid 1990s to 57/1000 LB in 2010
• Under five Mortality Rate in Sudan was estimated at 130/1000 L.B in mid 1990s, it declined to 102/1000 L.B in 2006 (SHHS 2006), and finally stood at 78/1000 L.B in 2010 (SHHS 2010)
• The proportion of mothers who breast feed their newborns has increased from 37% in 2006 to 40% in 2010

UNDP's work in Sudan

Targets for MDG4
  1. Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five
    • Under-five mortality rate
    • Infant mortality rate
    • Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles