Linking economic development and infant mortality in Africa
That’s not the most popular headline for this story, but it’s what I think of when I see this graph, sourced from the World Bank via the Economist, detailing falling child mortality rates in the past five years across a range of African countries:
Is it any coincidence that Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda are have averaged annual GDP growth of more than 6.5% over this same time period?
Here’s another interesting data point: the top two, Senegal and Rwanda, now have child mortality rates equal to India, which took 25 years to achieve its current level.
Original article here.
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