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16 May 2011

Infant deaths fall

Infant deaths fell across the world during the first decade of the century, dropping twice as fast as they did in the 1990s, said the World Health Organisation.

Infant deaths fell across the world during the first decade of the century, dropping twice as fast as they did in the 1990s, partly thanks to higher spending, said the World Health Organisation (WHO).

"Much more has been done after the year 2000 and it's paying off," the WHO's health statistics director Ties Boerma said.

 
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